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Wife of Spokane VA doctor pulled from river speaks out about husband's death

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John Marshall and his wife Suzan John Marshall and his wife Suzan
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's been an incredibly difficult few months for Suzan Marshall and her two kids. In January, the body of her husband, Spokane VA doctor John Marshall was found in the Spokane River. With so many unanswered questions about his death, she wants answers.

Memories line the walls of the Marshall family home. In February, Suzan was planning a surprise trip to Hawaii to celebrate her husband's 50th birthday. It was a trip they never got to take.

Just a few weeks before, on January 25, the 49-year-old surgeon disappeared.

Last seen on surveillance cameras at the YMCA that morning around 5:30 a.m. as he was getting ready for a run. When he didn't show up for his scheduled surgeries at the V.A. That afternoon, coworkers called Suzan who reported him missing to the police.

"I knew that was very bad," Suzan said. "There was no good reason why he wasn't at work."

The next morning, his body was found in the Spokane River. Based on what they found at the scene, detectives called the death suspicious. Saying he drowned, the Medical Examiner ruled the death accidental.

With no solid evidence, Suzan refuses to believe her husband's death was an accident.

Unhappy with the investigation by Spokane Police, Suzan has hired private investigators to look into his death.

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