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NEW DETAILS: Woman Found Shot At Rest Stop; Attacked In Bathroom

UPDATE: The Latah County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation into the shooting of Kayla M. Sedlacek on Monday morning. The Pullman Police Department has an open investigation into a stalking incident reported by Sedlacek. Detectives from both agencies are collaborating to determine if any similarities between the cases exist.

Sedlacek believes the suspect in both cases is the same person, whose identity is unknown to her.  Based on this information the Latah County Sheriff's Office does not believe there is a threat to the general public concerning this event. 

The investigation into the shooting of Sedlacek is continuing.  Anyone who believes they have information that may be helpful to the shooting investigation is urged to call Sgt. Earl Aston at the Latah County Sheriff's Office at 208-882-2216.

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UPDATE: The victim, 28-year-old Kayla M. Sedlacek of Princeton, reported that she stopped to use the restroom at the Mineral Mountain Rest Area at about 0330 hours Monday. Sedlacek stated while she was in the restroom she was attacked by an unknown male suspect. Sometime during the struggle Sedlacek was shot in the abdomen with a .38 caliber handgun.

The handgun was owned and carried by Sedlacek. The handgun was recovered at the scene. Sedlacek described the suspect as a male with white shirt, black jeans, and wearing a dark blue or black ski mask.

Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect. Anyone with information concerning this crime is requested to please contact Sgt. Earl Aston, 208-882-2216.

This investigation is on going.

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KHQ.COM - Early morning Latah County Sheriff's Dispatch received a report of a shooting at the Mineral Mountain Rest Area, mile post 370, Highway 95. Deputies responded to the scene and located a 28-year-old female that had a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The name of the female is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The Potlatch Ambulance responded and transported the female to Gritman Medical Center. She is being treated for her injuries.

Latah County Sheriff's Detectives are at the rest area processing the scene. The rest area is closed to the public.

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