Funeral set for mother murdered in North Spokane

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by KREM.com & Katie Utehs

KREM.com

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 5 at 3:45 PM

SPOKANE—New details have surfaced in the murder of a North Spokane mother.  Detectives have recovered a possible murder weapon, but have not named any suspects in the murder of 34-year-old Kimberly Schmidt.

Investigators originally called Schmidt’s death suspicious after her body was found in a home on East Regina in North Spokane County on New Year’s Day.  Cut court records show why detectives think this was a murder instead of suicide.

Detectives found Schmidt’s body in a bedroom with a bedside lamp knocked over.  Authorities say a handgun was recovered in a fabric bag with a drawstring pulled around the barrel.

The search warrant says Schmidt was shot in the head and then someone moved her body.  Detectives say they pulled many items from the home but did not find a suicide note.

Neighbors say Schmidt was nice but kept to herself.  Neighbors also believe there was a man living at the home with her.

Detectives say they are interviewing people but have not named any suspects. 

Schmidt’s mother says the funeral services will be held this Sunday at 1:00 p.m at Heritage Funeral Home at 508 N. Government Way.  Friends of Schmidt have set up a memorial fund.  They say all the funds will go to her daughter.  They say the Kim Schmidt Memorial Fund is set up at STCU, and anyone can donate at any STCU branch or credit unions that participate in shared branching.  Contributions can also be mailed to STCU at P.O. Box 1954, Spokane, WA 99210 and must be clearly labeled for “The Kim Schmidt Memorial Fund.”
 

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