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Spokane Police investigation of dead man leads to possible break in armed robbery case

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Spokane Police are investigating a suspicious death in north Spokane and say the suspect in that case may be involved in a string of armed robberies in Browne's Addition. 

It all started last Thursday at a home in north Spokane where a man was found dead by his own mother. Detectives say the man, Edward Weed, had died several days before his body was discovered. In court documents Weed's body is described as badly decomposing and his hands were "black and mummified."

Investigators could not determine the exact cause of death, but they did notice there were items missing, including Weed's wallet and cell phone. Weed's mother told investigators that her son had been in relationships with men, and gave officers the name of Michael Harmon. Detectives questioned Harmon, who told them that on November 29th he had taken 12 Adderall pills and gotten into a physical confrontation with Weed, punching him and knocking him unconscious.

Court documents show that Harmon also told them five days later he came back to the home, loading up black duffel bags with things stolen from Weed's home. After the confession, Harmon was booked into the Spokane County Jail on First Degree Robbery, First Degree Burglary and Second Degree Assault Charges.

But investigators say there could be more charges coming. In one of Harmon's duffel bags was a stocking cap and gloves similar to ones worn during an armed robbery at Sunset Grocery in Browne's Addition. Court documents say that Harmon was also wearing a large silver necklace with a crucifix, similar to a necklace the Sunset Grocery robber was wearing. Sunset Grocery has been robbed 4 times since December 2013. Detectives are investigating whether Harmon could be linked to all 4.

Harmon is currently being held in the Spokane County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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