MEAD, Wash. – Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a suspicious death involving a female in her late 40s.

Deputies responded to a report of a deceased woman at residence near East Lane Park Road and North Newport Highway in Mead on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Spokane County Fire personnel alerted deputies that the female was deceased. The woman was found by family members.

As with any unattended death, the scene was secured and detectives responded to continue the investigation. SCSO believes, due to information gained during the initial investigation, the circumstances related to the victim’s death are suspicious. Spokane County Forensic personal and investigators processed the scene throughout the night and into Thursday morning.

The name of the deceased female will be released at a later date by the Spokane County Medical Examiner, along with a cause and manner of death.