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Mayor of Coeur d'Alene named in wrongful death lawsuit

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Both Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d'Alene Resort general manager Bill Reagan were named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Kootenai County District court last week.

The two own the Royal Arms apartments together and the suit alleges they were negligent, which led to the November 2014 death of a 73-year-old woman named Margie Saunders, who died of hypothermia.

According to the suit, the two had received numerous complaints from tenants about a lack of heat and hot water. The complaints reportedly dated seven months before Saunders' death. The lawsuit says Saunders died on her 73rd birthday due to below-freezing temperatures. It goes on to say the defendants did not do enough to resolve the problem.

KHQ reached out to both Widmyer and Reagan for comment, but have so far not heard back.

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