NEW DETAILS: Fire Crews Find Body In Home Near Hangman Valley Go - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NEW DETAILS: Fire Crews Find Body In Home Near Hangman Valley Golf Course

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Fire and law enforcement detectives continued their investigation into a suspicious fire in the 1200 block of South Player Drive Wednesday, but determined neither the cause of the blaze nor the cause of death for the deceased man found inside the home.

The victim's identity was confirmed at autopsy Wednesday morning, but the medical examiner determined no conclusive cause of death.   William Frazier Hanel, 56, was discovered by firefighters face-down on the floor of the burning home about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday.

 Fires were found burning in different locations in the residence leading fire investigators to label the fire suspicious.  A spokesman said Wednesday afternoon that it may be weeks before the cause of the fire is confirmed.

Meanwhile, Spokane Valley Police patrol officers Wednesday found a 1983 Jeep Wagoneer believed missing from the decedent's home.  Officer Chan Erdman located the vehicle at the Linger Longer Lounge in the 1800 block of North Hutchinson Wednesday morning.

Other patrol officers responded to assist and they located the man driving the Jeep at a nearby motel.  He was detained for questioning and the Jeep was impounded.

Detectives were expected to remain at the home on Player Drive for at least the remainder of Wednesday as their search of the interior was delayed by fire debris that had to be removed to rental dumpsters.

Investigation into the matter is ongoing.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Body of missing 6-year-old Lynnwood boy found in dumpster

    Body of missing 6-year-old Lynnwood boy found in dumpster

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 14:55:10 GMT

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - The body of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko has been found in a dumpster at an apartment in Lynnwood, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department says there is evidence he was the victim of homicide.Major Crimes detectives are now investigating and a 19-year-old male has been taken into custody. He is a relative of the boy. The boy was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday.

    >>

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. - The body of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko has been found in a dumpster at an apartment in Lynnwood, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department says there is evidence he was the victim of homicide.Major Crimes detectives are now investigating and a 19-year-old male has been taken into custody. He is a relative of the boy. The boy was reported missing at about 5 p.m. Monday.

    >>
  • Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Woman punched in the face at Montana homecoming game

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:25 GMT

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>

    MISSOULA, Mont. - After a fight at the University of Montana homecoming football game in Missoula this weekend, a Helena woman was left with two black eyes. "The next thing I know is I am bleeding all over the place and I have no idea what happened," said Nancy Collick, the alleged victim. Nancy is still in shock and has been seeing different doctors to get her eyes and nose checked out.

    >>
  • Trisha Yearwood to miss 2 Spokane Garth Brooks shows

    Trisha Yearwood to miss 2 Spokane Garth Brooks shows

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:21:42 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced on Tuesday that Trisha Yearwood will miss two of the seven Garth Brooks shows in Spokane next month due to scheduling conflicts.  On Thursday, November 9 Trisha will be finishing the filming of her cooking show, and on Tuesday, November 14 she will be filming the CMA Christmas Music Special in Nashville. She will perform at the other five shows in Spokane. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Arena announced on Tuesday that Trisha Yearwood will miss two of the seven Garth Brooks shows in Spokane next month due to scheduling conflicts.  On Thursday, November 9 Trisha will be finishing the filming of her cooking show, and on Tuesday, November 14 she will be filming the CMA Christmas Music Special in Nashville. She will perform at the other five shows in Spokane. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/