STATEMENT OF THE FAMILY OF JAMIE LYNN DRAKE - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

STATEMENT OF THE FAMILY OF JAMIE LYNN DRAKE

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This morning we met with the representatives of the Spokane County Sheriff's Department.  They advised us of the investigation to date and that they would be executing a search warrant in rural Stevens County where they believe they will find a body.  While one always wants to remain optimistic, there seems little reason to be at this point.

Jamie is and always will be very special to all of us.  She represents all that is good in life with her smile, sparkling eyes, quick laugh and spirit for life.  She is a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and cousin.

We want to thank the entire community, particularly Jamie's many friends and their parents, for their hard work in the search process for Jamie.  Their efforts assisted the investigation.  This entire episode has reminded us of what a special place Spokane is and how caring and loving the people in this community are.  We also want to thank the Spokane County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies for their dedicated work.

This is a very difficult time for us.  We would respectfully ask that you allow us the opportunity to grieve this loss and celebrate Jamie's life as a family.

As we enter this holiday weekend, we urge all families to celebrate what they have.  We should all be reminded that life is very precious and we should let all of those around us know how special they are to us.

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