Body found in Spokane River identified

Body found in Spokane River identified

Body found in Spokane River identified

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by Spokane Police Dept.

KREM.com

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Updated Friday, May 20 at 3:14 PM

SPOKANE -- Investigators have identified a body found in the Spokane River Thursday afternoon as 36-year-old Leighton L. Welch.  Welch has been missing since March 28, 2011.

Welch's body was found near the Nine Mile boat launch on the Spokane/Stevens County line.

The Medical Examiner declared the cause of death to be drowning.

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