A day after being reported as missing, the body of Spokane VA hospital surgeon Dr. John Marshall was found in the Spokane River.
Dr. Marshall went for a jog in downtown Spokane early Monday morning and was reported as missing when he failed to show up for work later in the day. After an extensive search, Dr. Marshall's body was found and identified by Spokane Police early Tuesday morning.
Spokane Police are calling his death suspicious.
After hearing about Dr. Marshall's death, the VA Hospital issued this statement:
“We are deeply saddened to learn that local authorities confirmed Dr. John Marshall’s body was found this morning. Dr. Marshall was a fantastic surgeon who will be deeply missed. He began his career at the VA Medical Center over five years ago. Recently, he was serving as the Acting Chief of Surgery, a role in which he excelled. Patients and staff alike talked regularly about his conscientious, empathetic and respectful nature. A Marine, Army doctor, and combat Veteran, Dr. Marshall was an outstanding surgeon and consummate professional who cared about his patients and dedicated team of VA co-workers. We express our deepest sympathies to his family and all those who were close to him.”