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Body found next to dam in Riverfront Park

May 2—A physique was found next to the dam in Riverfront Park Thursday morning whereas dive groups had been looking for proof in one other case.

The Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s dive group had been making an attempt to retrieve proof thrown into the river by suspects of a pepper-spray theft downtown, in accordance to Sgt. Teresa Fuller. A person was sprayed and robbed at a downtown ATM in late March. Surveillance footage confirmed a suspect throwing one thing into the river after the theft, Fuller stated.

The water in the dam was lowered round 10 a.m. as a part of an settlement between Avista Utilities and the Spokane Police Department. When the water was lowered, a physique was found in opposition to the grate of the dam, Fuller stated.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will launch the id of the individual and reason behind demise.

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