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

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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.

 

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