SPOKANE-- Spokane County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Detectives located the necklace belonging to Kimberly Schmidt.
Kimberly Schmidt, 35, was found dead in her North Spokane County home on New Year's Day by her mother Toni. She died from a gunshot wound to the head. Daniel Arteaga became a person of interest in January.
40 year old Daniel Arteaga is in custody at the Spokane County Jail for the murder of Schmidt.
Detectives believed the necklace had been missing since about January 1, 2012. Detectives said the necklace was worn frequently by Kimberly Schmidt.
The necklace was located on Wednesday. No further information is available at this time as the investigation is still ongoing according to the Sheriff's Office.