Identity of homicide victim released - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Identity of homicide victim released

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Tuesday afternoon the Spokane County Sheriff's Office identified the body found off of Day Mt. Spokane Road as that of 25-year-old Jesus Torres Valdovinos.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office released Valdovinos' identity after executing a search warrant at his house in the 600 block of Vicksburg Ct. in north Spokane County Tuesday around noon.

Investigators and forensics specialists poured over the home for most of the day and, without being specific, said they had recovered evidence helpful to the investigation.

An autopsy revealed Valdovinos died as a result of homicidal violence, according to deputies.

Detectives believe he was killed at another location before his body, wrapped in blankets, was dumped in the ditch.

Two women walking in the area Sunday morning discovered the body and were able to report the discovery to police with the help of a man hunting in the area.

Investigators had been trying to determine the man's last known address and contact relatives.

If you have any information about Valdovinos' activities on Friday and Saturday, you are asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

KHQ is working to gather more information. Stay with KHQ.com for updates on this investigation.

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