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The Dark Dream: Spokane couple's brutal murder remains unsolved

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It was supposed to be a mom's night out. Spokane couple Angie Walsh and her boyfriend Terry Palm were celebrating Angie's 34th birthday. They had no way of knowing the evil that would meet them at the end of the celebration.

"I don't want to be walking down the street and knowing the person is free and out there," said Angie's daughter Brittney Ducrest.

It's been almost 16 years since Brittney last saw her mom.

"I was in ninth grade, it was quite the time," she said.

It was December 10, 2002. Brittney said she didn't want her mom to go out.

"I was upset because she was going out for her birthday," she said. "I knew when she went out, it would be crazy."

That's why when the next morning came and Angie wasn't there, her sister Cindy Lockridge says they thought nothing of it. Angie did call them in the morning to say she wasn't going to be home in time to take her son and daughter to school.

"At first she was just a missing person," Cindy said.

But then Brittney had a dream that changed everything. We've all heard about a mother's intuition, but what about a daughter's?

"I told the detectives about it, I don't think they took it serious," she said.

The dream began with a normal day. It happened about six weeks after Angie and Terry vanished.

"(In my dream) we were at my grandma Julie's house, and I said 'mom, you're here, you're here' and she said, 'no I'm not here. I'm by the water and it's cold.'" Brittney said. "I remember sitting on my grandma's chair (in the dream) and she left. I was just crying and crying."

And the tears just kept flowing, even after she woke up.

"After I had that dream, I started to think she wasn't alive, up until then I had that hope," Brittney said. "I think she was telling me, this is where I am."

She didn't just tell detectives about the vivid dream but a reporter too. It would be March before the dream began a painful reality.

"A lady who was walking her dog found her in the water," she said.

"I try not to think about it," Cindy said. "I hate to think what it might have been like in those last minutes."

Her body was found in the Spokane River. At the time, Terry was still missing. Angie was found in March. Terry's body wouldn't be recovered until that September. He too had been the victim of "homicidal violence."

The family said while they don't know who exactly, they're confident it wasn't random.

Spokane Police continue to investigate the case. If you have any information that could help, please call 509.456.2233

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