Body found in Nespelem

— The body of a local woman was found shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Colville Tribal Police identified the body as that of 29-year-old Maria Victoria Sanchez.

The location of Sanchez's body and the details surrounding who found it were not being released to the public.

"At this time the case is still under investigation and no other details are being released," Police Chief Cory Orr said in a written statement.

"The cause of death is unknown at this time and is pending the outcome of a medical examination scheduled for Sunday."

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