The Spokane Medical Examiner identified the victim of an Oct. 2 fatal stabbing near West Main Avenue and North Browne Street as 40-year-old Anthony Vornheder.
Vornheder died on the way to the hospital that evening before police arrived at the scene.
The day of the killing, police said they had no information about a suspect or what led to the stabbing. By Monday, police had no new information to release, said Spokane Police Department spokesperson Sgt. John O’Brien.
Vornheder went to Lewis and Clark High School and studied at Gonzaga University, according to his Facebook page. Between 2015 and 2017, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance five times in Spokane County. In 2020, he was convicted of malicious mischief with a weapon and fourth-degree assault.
“Even with life’s challenges he tried to always be positive,” Vornheder’s obituary read. “He was a big kid with a big heart. Loved to fish, play, be with family.”
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