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UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Medical examiner rules Richard Coffee died of drowning; family still seeks answers in mysterious death

A 56-year-old man whose body was found floating in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge after spending weeks in the water died of drowning, the Spokane County Medical …

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000

Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Man who died bicycling on Mica Peak identified; cause of death is natural

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died while bicycling in the Mica Peak Conservation Area Sunday.

UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Officials asking for help identifying man who died bicycling on Mica Peak

A man bicycling on Mica Peak Conservation Area was found unresponsive on Sunday and later died, and officials are asking for help identifying him.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Man shot by police ID’d, draws attention of NAACP

The man who was shot and killed by police Wednesday night in north Spokane has been identified as Dwight Delando Steward, 46, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Woman charged with vehicular homicide jailed on shoplifting, bail jumping charges

For the second time this year, a woman accused of killing two people with her car and injuring a third is back in jail after failing to follow court mandated …

Man shot by deputy near Deer Park identified

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy last week near Deer Park is identified as 31-year-old Josh A. Martin.

Woman accused of Hillyard double vehicular homicide back out of jail after posting $50,000 bond twice

A woman accused of killing two people with her vehicle last year and then jumping bond is back out of jail after posting more money.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

Missing 28-year-old found dead miles away from family residence in Newman Lake

A man reported missing early Tuesday morning was found dead miles away from his family’s home.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

Woman found in South Hill dumpster died from smoke inhalation, medical examiner rules

The body of a woman found in the dumpster near the Goodwill store on South Hill on Friday has been identified as 28-year-old Tunishia Martin, according to he Spokane Medical …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Suspect’s account fails to line up with court affidavit in fatal auto-pedestrian crash in northeast Spokane

Moments after striking three people with her car in a Safeway parking lot, 24-year-old Brittney Moen walked through the store and into the bathroom.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:05 a.m.

Since Saturday, four people have been found dead in Spokane in public areas

Four people – two who were homeless, and one who was know to use the homeless safety net in the past – have turned up dead since Saturday, all of …

The deaths of two Spokane women touch three mothers, who ask why a primary suspect hasn’t been charged

Three Spokane-area mothers are haunted by missing person reports, cause-of-death rulings and unsolved crimes. They are three mothers bonded by pain.

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for homicide

Michael E. Harmon, who pleaded guilty to killing an acquaintance of his in October 2014, was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday.

Spokane County has identified one missing person using amateur sleuth’s help

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office works with Carl Koppelman to create likenesses of unidentified remains.

Spokane Missing Person Event lets families take action

There were rumors about what happened to 21-year-old Army veteran Alvin Matlock after he vanished in 1951 and none of them were good.

Man found in the Spokane River Tuesday identified

The man found dead in the Spokane River near Trent Avenue and Hamilton Street Tuesday has been identified as 67-year-old John R. Starr.

Man killed in Wednesday night collision identified

Ian M. Watson, 33, was killed in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday night in the West Hills neighborhood, according to the Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sister of man killed in crash with STA bus contests suicide determination

Thomas Samples hopped on his beloved motorcycle, Piglet, on May 22 intending to bail a friend out of jail, his sister Gladys Shirey said last week. At the intersection of …

UPDATED: Mon., April 28, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

Homicide victim found in trunk identified

Latanya Clara Chapin, 51, was found dead of head and neck injuries in the trunk of a car last week, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 4:29 p.m.

Medical examiner identifies woman found dead in field Thursday

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office has identified a woman found dead in a field in Spokane Valley Thursday.

Body found near climbing rocks identified

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body found near the climbing rocks on East Upriver Drive Wednesday as 50-year-old Lee F. Finkbonner.

Man found dead post-fire

Authorities found a dead 50-year-old man in the closet of a fire-damaged Spokane apartment building Thursday night. The victim, identified as John K. Reintjes, was found dead about 10 p.m. …