LC Valley authorities investigate apparent murder/suicide

LC Valley authorities are investigating a suspected murder/suicide.

According to a news release issued Monday from the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement and medics responded Friday to a report of a deceased 96-year-old woman, Elsie Dean, at her Clarkston residence.

Investigators say there was no obvious cause of death — however, there was evidence her body had been moved after her death.

A short time later, law enforcement in Lewiston responded to the apparent suicide death of Elsie Dean’s 64-year-old son, Randy Dean.

The investigation is ongoing, but at this time, authorities believe the evidence and information found at both scenes indicates the son took his mother’s life and then ended his own.

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