Police identify East Sprague murder victim - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police identify East Sprague murder victim

The victim's wheelchair discovered 10 feet away from body The victim's wheelchair discovered 10 feet away from body

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police have identified the victim of a homicide on E. Sprague. Authorities say Dean Ray, 46, was killed sometime late Monday night or before dawn Tuesday Morning.

Ray's body was discovered by a delivery driver making a delivery to the liquor store at 5004 E. Sprague. His body was discovered on the sidewalk in front of the store and his wheelchair was 10 feet away from him. Police say there were signs that a struggle took place on the sidewalk.

Ray was discharged from the Spokane Veteran's Hospital sometime Monday morning, and investigators would like to speak with anyone he had contact with between his release from the hospital and his death.

Additionally, police are asking for your help in identifying a man who was seen with Ray hours before his death.  A witness says a Native American man had pushed him to the businesses in the wheelchair shortly before 7 p.m.

Police are asking you to contact them if you know who the Native American man is so they can ask him questions about events leading up to the murder.

If you have information, call Crime Check at 456-2233.

While the investigation continues, the strip mall that houses the Smokin' Smoke Shop , the liquor store and the Man Shop and will remain closed.

KHQ is continuing to follow this developing story and will bring you updates on KHQ.com and KHQ Local News at 5 and 6. For up to the minute information, follow KHQ on Twitter.

 

 

 

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