UPDATE: House fire in Spokane Valley; Couple matching descriptio - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: House fire in Spokane Valley; Couple matching description of owners found dead

Posted: Updated:
Firefighters put out a house fire at 16th and Bettmen on Thursday Firefighters put out a house fire at 16th and Bettmen on Thursday
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - UPDATE: 


The Spokane Valley Fire Department has confirmed with KHQ that two people matching the description of the owners of a home in Spokane Valley were found dead in a car in Benewah County on Friday.

Bill Clifford with the Spokane Valley Fire department said the man and woman were found deceased in a car matching the couple's description at a cemetery.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but will be determined by the medical examiner either in Spokane or Benewah County.

Previous coverage:


Authorities are still searching for John and Sandy Tiffany after a fire destroyed their Spokane Valley home Thursday. The couple are in their 60's, and haven't been seen since since their house caught fire just before 4:00 pm. Police ruled the fire arson, but the John and Sandy are still missing. 

A neighbor told KHQ she saw the couple's white KIA Sorento drive off moments before the fire broke out.

Police have not ruled out any scenario, saying they don't know if the couple lit the fire or if someone else did, and perhaps the couple were forced off their property.

 Spokane Valley Fire says they are working on getting a photograph of the couple for media.

Previous coverage:
Spokane Valley firefighters were called out to a house fire on 16th and Bettman just west of the Dishman Hills area Thursday afternoon. 

Neighbors called 911 after they said they heard an explosion and then saw smoke coming from the home next door. 

Firefighters arrived on scene and were able to contained the fire to the basement. 

Investigators say the fire was intentionally set, and Mako, the department's arson dog found several spots throughout the home where accelerants were used to start and or spread the fire. 

No one was home at the time and fire investigators say they are searching for the homeowners and are concerned for their safety. Anyone with any information on where the homeowners are is asked to call the fire department at 509-928-1700. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • "My son was just gone": mother of kidnapped baby speaks out about online danger

    "My son was just gone": mother of kidnapped baby speaks out about online danger

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:30 AM EST2017-11-21 05:30:18 GMT
    Police say Fern Littlecalf kidnapped a babyPolice say Fern Littlecalf kidnapped a baby

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The mother of a 6-month old baby who was kidnapped as part of an elaborate online scam is speaking out, urging everyone to be careful who they meet on the internet.  Lekeisha Johnson, from Kennewick, says she thought she'd been in a relationship with a man for weeks, but then she found out that her supposed boyfriend never existed in the first place. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The mother of a 6-month old baby who was kidnapped as part of an elaborate online scam is speaking out, urging everyone to be careful who they meet on the internet.  Lekeisha Johnson, from Kennewick, says she thought she'd been in a relationship with a man for weeks, but then she found out that her supposed boyfriend never existed in the first place. 

    >>
  • Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-12-21 19:36:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    >>
  • Seattle budget includes money for safe-injection site

    Seattle budget includes money for safe-injection site

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:46 AM EST2017-11-21 16:46:49 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle City Council has passed a 2018 budget that includes $1.3 million to create what could be the nation's first authorized safe-injection site for drug users. The Seattle Times reports that the $5.6 billion budget approved Monday also increases city spending on programs that address homelessness to $63 million, a nearly 40 percent jump over four years ago. 

    >>

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle City Council has passed a 2018 budget that includes $1.3 million to create what could be the nation's first authorized safe-injection site for drug users. The Seattle Times reports that the $5.6 billion budget approved Monday also increases city spending on programs that address homelessness to $63 million, a nearly 40 percent jump over four years ago. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-22 04:00:47 GMT
    David CassidyDavid Cassidy

    David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67.  Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died "surrounded by those he loved." 

    >>

    David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67.  Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died "surrounded by those he loved." 

    >>
  • Disturbing videos on YouTube Kid's app are tricking your kids, and could be hurting them

    Disturbing videos on YouTube Kid's app are tricking your kids, and could be hurting them

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-11-22 03:31:12 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Google is cracking down on disturbing cartoons that appear on the YouTube Kid's App. Google owns YouTube, and says it's rolling out new policies in the coming weeks to make sure the cartoons, which appear to be made for kids but have very inappropriate adult-themes, are taken down. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Google is cracking down on disturbing cartoons that appear on the YouTube Kid's App. Google owns YouTube, and says it's rolling out new policies in the coming weeks to make sure the cartoons, which appear to be made for kids but have very inappropriate adult-themes, are taken down. 

    >>
  • Coeur d'Alene woman with brain cyst creates bucket list

    Coeur d'Alene woman with brain cyst creates bucket list

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 9:45 PM EST2017-11-22 02:45:51 GMT

    Nothing can wipe away the smile off Kayley Marks’s face. Her fiancé, Thomas Williams, and her three-year-old daughter, Kaliyah, keep her busy, but also keep her smiling, even through the worst of times. “The x-rays came back with a little something different than I expected,” Marks said. A few months ago, a routine check for migraines turned into doctors finding an epidermoid cyst in her brain.

    >>

    Nothing can wipe away the smile off Kayley Marks’s face. Her fiancé, Thomas Williams, and her three-year-old daughter, Kaliyah, keep her busy, but also keep her smiling, even through the worst of times. “The x-rays came back with a little something different than I expected,” Marks said. A few months ago, a routine check for migraines turned into doctors finding an epidermoid cyst in her brain.

    >>