SPOKANE, Wash. -- Detectives are investigating the disappearance of a Spokane man. The case is now being classified as a homicide/missing person.
No one has heard from Mark Broadwater, 32, since April. His mother told KREM 2 News they have assumed the worst.
"The family wants closure," said the missing man’s mother Cynthia Broadwater. "It's hard not knowing...but yet knowing."
Cynthia said she had a date to meet her son, and when he didn't show, she knew in her heart something terrible had happened. Cynthia and everyone else Spokane Police have interviewed about Broadwater all believe he was the victim of a homicide.
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"I feel he was murdered. We were supposed to meet at noon. He called me that morning, we had plans for lunch. He never showed,” said Broadwater.
Detectives searched a home back in July after a tip came in the people who lived there were the last to see Broadwater alive. They left with no evidence of a murder but a new tip may be the break they need.
A tipster came forward saying he received a text which said "the body is buried what do I do next." The recipient had no tie to the case and did not recognize the number. Detectives believe it could be tied to the Broadwater case because it was sent the same time Broadwater disappeared. They are searching records to see who the number belongs to.
Cynthia said she hopes this could be the lead she has been frantically searching for.
"Somebody has to know. This is a small town. Somebody has to know,” said Broadwater.