Investigators Work to Identify Female Found in River
UPDATE: Detectives have identified this female and continue to work to determine what occurred prior to her death. The name of the deceased will be released at a later date, when appropriate to do so. Investigators would like to thank everyone who called in tips and provided information as they worked to determine the woman’s identity. No further information is available at this time.
Unsuccessful thus far, Spokane County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives, in conjunction with the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, continue to work diligently toward identifying the deceased adult female recovered from the Spokane River on September 15, 2018.
Major Crimes Detectives have received several tips, which they continue to follow up and investigate, but so far, the women’s identity has not yet been learned.
With no known missing person reports or substantive tips matching her description found in the local area, coupled with other known indicators which suggests she was not homeless/transient, it is possible she may not be from the local area.
Investigators are releasing additional information with the hope of learning her identity while answering some of the questions our community has asked as tips were received. They also ask for assistance with any tips or information that could help identify this female and/or what occurred prior to the discovery of her body.
White female, approximately 5’03” & 120 lbs.
Estimated 40-60 years of age
14” long dark hair with flecks/speckling of gray in an intricate bun/pony tail using numerous barrettes
No Tattoos, a small scar on her back
She was wearing tan Outer Edge cargo zipper pants/shorts (medium), a black/white lightweight long-sleeved hoodie (Your ♥ Clothing with a California Republic design) with a bright floral print shirt/swim top underneath, “Pink” black/gray shorts, brown Keen sandals, silver neckless and earrings. Her body is estimated to have been in the river for a week or more east of Harvard Road.
The current of the river may have carried her body during that time from the east to the Harvard Road area. Detective have been focusing on the area from Barker Road to the east as they check for evidence.
If you can assist Detectives learn the identity of this female or have any information regarding this investigation, you are urged to call Detective Mike Drapeau at 509-477-6921 reference #10130020.
Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer