Major Crimes Detectives investigating discovery of body - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Major Crimes Detectives investigating discovery of body

SPOKANE, Wash.- Police are investigating the discovery of a body that was found in the 1400 block of north Summit Blvd. Saturday afternoon. Police say the body was severely decomposed and could have been at the location for weeks if not months.

Police say a man riding a bicycle noticed the body, and then rode right past the Spokane Public Safety building to a local television station located on W. Boone Ave. where he told employees about it.  An employee of the television station then contacted police and told them that they had been given information about the discovery of a body.  Spokane Major Crimes Detectives were then called at 2:15 Saturday afternoon to investigate.

At this time the cause of death is unknown and police do not know if the person was a victim of foul play, but the death is being investigated as homicide.  After a medical examiner has examined the body, police say it could take weeks to determine a cause of death.  The gender of the person could also not be determined. 

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