Man walking dog sought in Deer Park murder investigation

Deer Park suspicious death
Spokane Co. Sheriff's deputies said an older man was found dead in Deer Park Monday evening, along with possible signs of a burglary in the home.

NORTH SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — Spokane Co. Sheriff’s deputies cordoned off a house in a neighborhood off of Dalton Rd., west of Hwy. 395 and north of W. Owens Rd. near Deer Park Monday night.

Deputies said they were called to a house in the area around 6:30 p.m. Monday, where they found an older man dead inside a home. Investigators said they believed there were signs of a burglary. They called for the Major Crimes and Forensics units, and started the process to secure a search warrant to comb through the property.

Spokane Co. Sheriff’s detectives described a person of interest in the case Monday night as being a white man, about 25 years old, standing 5’10”, with a slim or average build, clean-shaven, wearing dark clothing, and carrying a briefcase or bag. They said he may have been associated with, or driving a dark-colored SUV. Deputies said they believed the man had a medium or large dog with him.

No information on the cause or manner of death on the man found dead was available late Monday night.

Deputies are now advising people living in the area to report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary. Anyone with information on the investigation was asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233, referencing case #10171903