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SPOKANE, Wash. - Sheriff's detectives Tuesday arrested the 18-year-old roommate of a North Spokane man found murdered on October 18.

Missing loveseat matches pictured sofa, but loveseat has only two seat/back cushions. Click here to enlarge

Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa was booked into the Spokane County Jail about 3 p.m. on a felony count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver.

Detectives found several hundred grams of marijuana when they executed a search warrant on victim Jesus Torres Valdovinos' home at 623 E. Vicksburg last Tuesday.

Valdovinos' body was found wrapped in blankets on the shoulder of Day-Mt. Spokane Road about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 18.  Autopsy showed he had died from a gunshot wound to his head.  No arrest has been made in the homicide. 

Detectives are still looking for a love seat missing from the home at the time of the search, and today announced they are seeking information on a storage unit rented in the Spokane area by either Valdovinos or Rodriguez-Barbosa.

Anyone with information regarding the love seat, storage unit, or Valdovinos' activities the weekend of October 17 is encouraged to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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