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Fingerprints aid probe in Green Bluff homicide

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Meghann M. Cuniff
The Spokesman-Review

Fingerprints lifted from plastic bags on a body near Green Bluff have given detectives their first break in a homicide that's remained unsolved for more than two months.

 

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

Miguel A. Rodriguez-Barbosa, the teenage roommate of 25-year-old victim Jesus Torres Valdovinos, has been in Spokane County Jail on drug charges since shortly after Valdovinos' body was found wrapped in a blanket and plastic bags along Day-Mount Spokane Road Oct. 18.

Now Rodriguez-Barbosa, 18, and an acquaintance, Marco Antonio Noriega-Lopez, 27, are considered persons of interest in the homicide of a man described in court documents as a major marijuana dealer.

A love seat sought in the investigation has never been found, but recently filed court documents say Rodriguez-Barbosa told them he removed it Oct. 14 from the Vicksburg Avenue home he shared with the victim after spilling hot sauce on it.

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