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Police: Woman found dead in north Spokane had been strangled prior to her death

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The woman who was found dead in a home on North Addison Saturday had been strangled in the days leading up to her death, according to police.

The medical examiner identified the woman as 35-year-old Brianna Folsom. Her cause and manner of death are currently pending. Spokane Police said there were no obvious signs of a struggle where Folsom was found, but she did have bruising consistent with abuse.

Records show her child discovered her dead in bed and called 911. The child also told officers that three to four days before her death, Folsom was having a hard time swallowing and breathing after she was allegedly strangled by her boyfriend. Court documents identify that boyfriend as Aaron J. Coman.

Coman is currently in the Spokane County Jail charged with second degree assault.

When detectives called Coman to notify him about Folsom's death, records indicate he refused to tell them where he was and eventually hung up.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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