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UPDATE: Police Find Missing Remains On Property In Elk

Ramona Childress Ramona Childress
Photo of property in Elk, Wash. where human remains were found on Thurs. Photo of property in Elk, Wash. where human remains were found on Thurs.
Murder suspect Jason Flett Murder suspect Jason Flett
Photo of property in Elk, Wash. where human remains were found on Thurs. Photo of property in Elk, Wash. where human remains were found on Thurs.

UPDATE: Human remains have been found on property in Elk, they are believed to be the remains of Ramona Childress.

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KHQ.COM - Police arrested murder suspect Jason Flett for second degree assault earlier this week after he attacked a woman with a crow bar in September, according to court documents.

According to those court documents, the victim in the case said that she got in an argument with Flett and when they were driving he took out a crow bar that Flett kept in the vehicle and struck her several times. The victim jumped out of the vehicle, court documents say, and was taken back to Flett's mom's house by a passerby. 

Flett's mother called for emergency assistance and Spokane Police responded to the hospital where they found the victim with a severely swollen eye, a large contusion on the left side of he forehead, her hands were covered in blood and she also had a cut on her lower lip.

Less than 48 hours after his arrest for assault Flett will soon face a judge on a murder charge. Police believe he is responsible for the murder of  27-year-old Romana Childress, who went missing a year ago Thursday.

Police say that a witness came forward saying he knew where Flett buried her body in the 17000 block of East Walters in Elk. He led police to Childress' apparent gravesite.

On Thursday the Spokane police forensics team along side anthropology students from EWU searched the area where they believed her body was buried and found human remains. The remains are believed to be that of Romana's.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Detectives say they have found a grave they believe belongs to Ramona Childress, but so far they have not found a body. They are searching property in Elk, Washington, where they believe Ramona Childress is buried. Despite not finding her body in the grave, detectives believe Childress' body is somewhere on the property.
 
Detectives say Jason Flett, the man charged with killing Ramona Childress, knew someone who owned the Elk property, and was familiar with it. Recently, a witness came to police and said he had helped Flett bury a body on the property. That witness says Flett claimed he killed Childress because he was afraid she was going to tell police about some home invasions with which he was involved. The witness it a childhood friend of Flett and will not be facing charges as he is assisting police with their investigation.

This is a developing story, more information will be released as it comes into the newsroom, so check back often.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in the disappearance of a woman who went missing one year ago Thursday. Detectives booked 27-year-old Jason D. Flett into jail Wednesday for investigation of second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Ramona Childress. Police are searching for her remains Thursday at a location in Elk, which is about 25 miles north of Spokane.

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