July Death Now Ruled Suicide - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

July Death Now Ruled Suicide

KHQ.COM - Police are releasing new information on the death of a Spokane man last summer. William Pickard was found at the bottom of a ravine in July after somehow going over the side of the Latah bridge.

The death was investigated as a homicide but now detectives say the evidence points otherwise. Days after his body was found, his car was found a few miles away in North Spokane.

Then photos of a nylon type rope used to bind his hands were released in hopes there would be more clues.

In recent months detectives found a suicide note. Analysis concluded it was indeed written by Pickard. Then detectives re-visited the issue of his tied hands, they determined that because of how loose the knots were, that he tied his hands together himself.

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