Detectives searching for material witness in murder investigation

SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives are searching for a material witness in a murder investigation who is also wanted on a misdemeanor warrant.

Colleen Sue Janson, 49, was an associate of suspects who murdered 50-year-old of Timothy Eby on December 7, 2008.

Detectives say she remained in contact with investigators for a period of time, but then disappeared, perhaps because of an ongoing drug and alcohol problem.

The murder trial is approaching and detectives need to re-establish contact with her prior to the start of the trial.

Janson is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Her last known address is 5023 S. Morrell Lane in Spokane Valley.

A cash reward for information that leads to Janson's apprehension is being offered.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS.

Recommended for you