Body Found Near Minnehaha Park Identified - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Body Found Near Minnehaha Park Identified

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE: The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the body found near Minnehaha Park as 35-year-old Traivon C. Asterino. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. It's not clear at this hour if a suspect is at large. We'll post more details as we get them.

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT. AND THE SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On August 28th, 2013, at about 5:30 a.m., a citizen was walking past the area of 4414 E. Buckeye when he located a deceased male on the side of the roadway. Spokane County Major Crimes detectives and forensics personnel responded to the scene to investigate.

At this time, the investigation is in the early stage and no other information is available.  Detectives are asking citizens if they saw anything suspicious in this area this morning or last night to provide that information to Crime Check at 509-456-2233. 

Once detectives are finished processing the scene, the body will be released to the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office. The Medical Examiner's Office will release the identity of the victim and cause of death at a later time.

ORIGINAL STORY:

KHQ.COM - A walker found a male body in the area of Havana & Buckeye just south of Minnehaha Park on Wednesday morning. Detectives are investigating this as a homicide. Authorities say that the body was found lying face down. We're working on getting you more details.  Keep checking back to this web channel for updates.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

    Trial set for former high school science teacher accused of lewd conduct

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:38:26 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.      The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola. Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.

    More >>

    COEUR D'ALENE (AP) - A late summer trial is scheduled for a former Lake City High School science teacher who faces lewd conduct charges.      The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Press reports that a two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 26 for Jeffrey Kantola. Kantola is charged with lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 16. The felony charges can carry up to 15 years in prison.

    More >>
  • Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

    Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:26:13 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria that "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days."

    More >>

    BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. Merkel said Sunday at a campaign event in Bavaria that "the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days."

    More >>
  • California woman shot by stray bullet saved by shaving cream can

    California woman shot by stray bullet saved by shaving cream can

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:20:03 GMT

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet is alive all thanks to a shaving cream can. It happened around 11 p.m. Friday in San Diego, California. The 19-year-old woman was standing in the kitchen of her home when gunfire broke out across the street. Two stray bullets came through the front door striking her in the back, right near her spine.

    More >>

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A woman who was hit by a stray bullet is alive all thanks to a shaving cream can. It happened around 11 p.m. Friday in San Diego, California. The 19-year-old woman was standing in the kitchen of her home when gunfire broke out across the street. Two stray bullets came through the front door striking her in the back, right near her spine.

    More >>