FIRST ON KHQ.COM: hikers find body in Spokane Valley; homicide i - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

FIRST ON KHQ.COM: hikers find body in Spokane Valley; homicide investigation begins

Posted: Updated:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- On Thursday night major crimes detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office began investigating the discovery of a body in Spokane Valley.

The body was found earlier in the evening by a couple walking in a wooded area near Parkside at Mirabeau Apartments. The specific intersection is North Cherry Street and East Grace Lane, which is north of Interstate 90 and just east of North Pines Road.

The couple who found the body, Kody and Brittany, say they were walking their dogs, when one of the dogs went over to investigate something. When they tried to get their dog to move on they saw the body and immediately called 911. Brittany said at first they thought the man they found was still alive because his eyes were open, but it soon became apparent he was dead.

Brittany and Kody identified the body found as a man, but the Spokane County Sheriff's office has not confirmed that for us. This is being investigated as a homicide which is standard protocol whenever a body is found and there is no clear indication of what caused the death.

We will update this story as soon as more information comes into the newsroom.

 

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    SLIDESHOW: Washington's 50 safest cities

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:32:13 GMT
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? More >>
    KHQ.COM - There are hundreds of cities in the Evergreen State, but which ones are the safest? Earlier this year, www.safewise.com released the results of independent research, coupled with the 2012 FBI Crime Report to rank the fifty safest cities in Washington with a population of 5,000 or more.More >>
  • Spokane Police: Bullying video allegedly from Spokane is actually from New York

    Spokane Police: Bullying video allegedly from Spokane is actually from New York

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:58:49 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A video bullying video surfaced on a Spokane news organization's Facebook page on September 13th. The video shows a girl getting attacked by bullies and she looks to be in middle school or high school. The person who uploaded the video to the page had the profile name, "Stephen Burbank."More >>
    KHQ.COM - A video bullying video surfaced on a Spokane news organization's Facebook page on September 13th. The video shows a girl getting attacked by bullies and she looks to be in middle school or high school. The person who uploaded the video to the page had the profile name, "Stephen Burbank."
    More >>
  • Without honey bees food supply & economy would take big hit

    Without honey bees food supply & economy would take big hit

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:58:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Some of the world's busiest workers are honeybees. Honeybees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables making them responsible for pollinating 33% of the world's food according to honeybeehaven.com. What's scary, is that they are in trouble. They have been dying off since the mid-1990's all around the world.
    More >>
    KHQ.COM - Some of the world's busiest workers are honeybees. Honeybees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables making them responsible for pollinating 33% of the world's food according to honeybeehaven.com. What's scary, is that they are in trouble. They have been dying off since the mid-1990's all around the world.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.