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15-Year-Old Girl Found Dead Along With Stepdad

Alora Smith Alora Smith

PRESS RELEASE FROM STEVENS COUNTY: On Tuesday, April 26th, 2011at approx. 4:39 p.m. the Colville Police Department received a call from Jennifer Lykke reporting her daughter and husband missing. They were believed to have left their residence sometime between midnight and 6:00 a.m. driving a 1983 Red Pontiac Firebird and had not returned or been seen since.  The missing persons were identified as, Jason O. Lykke a 32 year old male and his stepdaughter Alora Smith, 15 years of age.   

The Colville Police Department initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding their disappearance with the assistance of the Stevens County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement agencies in the surrounding areas were notified and assisted in searching areas of interest.  An aerial search of a particular area of interest was also conducted by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

On April 28th, 2011 while continuing to search the local area, Capt. Harbolt of the Stevens County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle at Bradbury Beach south of Kettle Falls, WA in Stevens County. A male and female were subsequently located on the beach, deceased.

Stevens County Coroner Patty Hancock has ordered an autopsy to be performed as soon as practical to confirm the identity of the deceased as well as cause and manner of death.

Stevens County Sheriff's Detectives and the Colville Police Department with the assistance of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are processing the scene and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

 

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