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UPDATE: Court Documents Reveal New Details In Triple Murder Case

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UPDATE: On Friday February 10th at 6:38, Spokane Police got a call from Larry Gilman. He said his son, Dustin, called him and said that he had been partying all night on the South Hill. Dustin also told his father that he woke up next to a dead woman and had a gun with him.

Dustin told his dad he was lost in the woods and said he was not going back to jail. During that phone call Larry heard several gunshots, the last one sounded very close to the phone.  

At 7:14 that night a man named Travis O'Kelly called police and said he was at 4411 N. Whitehouse and he found a woman dead. Police also found a marijuana grow operation in the basement.

We do not know who was responsible for the grow operation - Gilman, the Ader's or someone else. Spokane Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Deruwe says the marijuana was for medicinal purposes.

The officers found the boys bodies behind the plastic of the marijuana grow. Police say all three bodies 'obviously been deceased for several hours'.  Officers found a gun, and surveillance cameras and a rifle at the scene. Family members told police Dustin Gilman had been living at the home for about 4 months. 

The police then pinged Dustin Gilman's phone and did not find him. They then got permission to track the victim's phone, which police thought he had taken. Police then found out the victim's car was missing.

PITNEY BOWES STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF TRACY ADER:

The employees of Pitney Bowes are horrified by the tragic murder of our colleague Tracy Ader and her two children. This senseless crime represents our second loss in recent months. We are coming together as a team to support each other through this very difficult time. We are deeply saddened and want to express our condolences to Tracy's family. They are foremost in our thoughts and prayers.

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT:

Details: On February 10, 2012, at 6:38pm, Larry Gilman called 911 to report that he had received a disturbing phone call from his son, Dustin Gilman. Dustin told him that he was in the woods, didn't want to go back to jail, had blacked out, had blood all over him and had killed somebody. Larry Gilman reported hearing several gunshots close to the phone. After the final gunshot the conversation ended.

About 30 minutes later, Spokane Police received a second 911 call. The caller reported finding a deceased female inside the home at 4411 N. Whitehouse. Patrol officers entered the house and found Tracy Ader in the basement, partially clothed with her hands bound behind her back, and duct tape over her mouth. Officers also located 2 juvenile males, ages 8 and 10 years of age in an adjacent basement room. All three victims had a ligature tied around their necks and appear to have been strangled to death. The official autopsy results are pending.

Detectives located and spoke with Nick Ader, Tracy's husband, who had been admitted to a local hospital the previous evening. Nick Ader confirmed that Dustin Gilman had been staying with the Ader's for several months. Officers were not able to locate Gilman, and determined he may have fled the scene in Tracy Ader's 2007 Nissan Pathfinder.

Detectives continued to search for Dustin Gilman throughout the weekend, utilizing air support, SWAT, K9 teams, as well as local law enforcement agencies. Officers located the stolen Nissan Pathfinder on Sunday, around 4pm, in a parking lot behind the Zip Trip at Monroe and Wellesley. The vehicle was unoccupied and seized as evidence.

During the course of the investigation, Detectives learned Dustin Gilman had also contacted a female friend on February 10, 2012 at approximately 5pm. During that conversation Gilman said he had blacked out and when he woke up there were dead bodies around him. Detectives learned that Dustin Gilman had made the phone call to his father and the female friend using the 10 year old victim's cell phone.

On Monday, February 13, 2012, around 7am detectives obtained more specific coordinates of the cell phone conversations that took place on 2-10-12. This information prompted a search of the area. At 10am, SPD K9 and SWAT members located Dustin Gilman's body in the woods near 900 West Hazard Rd. An autopsy of Gilman's body was completed today and determined Gilman died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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