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Private investigator: 100% confirmation VA doc's death was a set-up

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Dr. John Marshall was reported missing Monday morning after going for a jog. His body was found Tuesday morning in the Spokane River Dr. John Marshall was reported missing Monday morning after going for a jog. His body was found Tuesday morning in the Spokane River
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The private investigator hired to look into the death of VA surgeon John Marshall says he has 100 percent confirmation that Dr. Marshall's death was a set-up. Dr. John Marshall was found dead in the Spokane River earlier this year. Spokane Police ruled his death an accident, but Dr. Marshall's wife didn't believe it. She called in private investigator Ted Pulver to look into what happened.

Pulver has spent several weeks going over details of the case, and on Monday said he has 100 percent confirmation that the "official" version of events, is not what happened. For proof, he points to Dr. Marshall's iPod. The iPod was found in Dr. Marshall's jacket pocket, but Pulver says he had a lab analyze it, and they found it had almost no water damage. Pulver says that if Dr. Marshall had fallen into the Spokane River and been pulled downstream, the iPod would have had serious water damage. Pulver says the fact that it was in near perfect working order proves that Dr. Marshall's body was placed in the river. He believes that someone either killed, or incapacitated Marshall, and placed his body in the Spokane River.

Pulver also says he spoke with Avista, who said there's no way that Marshall's body could have ended up where it was found on its own. The river would not have pulled Dr. Marshall's body that way, Pulver says, proving once again his body was placed there.

So who would have done this? Pulver says he doesn't know, he's still looking into that part of it. He believes this was a sophisticated set-up, a well put-together murder. Someone targeted Dr. Marshall, he says, and wanted him dead.

Pulver says he's turned over the evidence he found to Spokane Police. But KHQ talked with police who say they have no plans to reopen the case at that time.

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