WSU grad slowly recovering - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

WSU grad slowly recovering

COLFAX, Wash. - Nearly two weeks after being found in a pool of blood on a rural Washington road, 23-year-old Kristen Grindley is said to be slowly improving at a Spokane hospital.

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office believes Grindley either fell from or was hit by a car about a mile from the intersection of Highway 27 and Albion rd in the early morning hours of November 11.

After being discovered by a passerby, Grindley was taken to Pullman Regional Hospital and then to Sacred Heart where she has since been upgraded from critical to satisfactory condition.


More Information: In 911 tapes released last week, the passerby that found WSU graduate Kristen Grindley can be heard saying, "I thought she was a deer in the road." >> Listen to the tape



Whitman County Sheriff Brett Meyers is anxious to talk to the WSU graduate, but it remains unknown as to when Grindley will recover enough to be able to talk to authorities about that night.

So far, the investigation has revealed little of how Grindley ended up unconscious and in a pool of blood on the road a mere 11 minutes after being reported safe by friends.

Grindley's boyfriend, who she lives with, has been labeled by authorities as a 'person of interest' in the case and his truck was seized and searched as part of the investigation.

Many items related to the investigation have been sent to the crime lab, but test results will take at least two weeks or more to come back due to the upcoming holiday.

According to a Facebook page dedicated to Grindley, she has started to speak and was able to identify shapes put in front of her by a physical therapist.

 

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