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Victims Of Apparent Double Suicide Found In Park

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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The Colville Police Department received a call regarding a possible endangered juvenile late on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 26th. The caller, who said she was the girl’s mother, reported that she’d left with an adult and that she was concerned for her safety. The two had reportedly left in a red Firebird. A rifle and a pistol were also reported to be missing from the house. An investigation was begun and the park was notified of the overdue and possibly endangered child the next day. The vehicle and their bodies were found inside the park through a cell phone trace around noon on Thursday, April 28th. The deaths were by gunshot and appeared to have been a double suicide. The investigation continues and is being conducted jointly by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office and Colville Police Department. The National Park Service is supporting with crime scene protection and other resources. Ranger Beth Lariviere is IC.



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