SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane man who has been missing for more than three weeks was found dead in the Spokane River on Saturday.

The body of Richard “Ricky” Coffee, 56, was found in the Spokane River near the Division Street Bridge, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner. The cause and manner of his death are still pending.

Coffee was last heard from on Saturday, May 11, at about 9 p.m. and seen at the Walmart at 9212 N. Colton Street. His car was found abandoned near Spokane Community College on May 15.

Coffee's sister said he went missing after an argument with someone at the Colton St. Walmart about his sexuality. 

Coffee's sister told KREM that he called his mother Freida after the argument, who told him to cool off before he started driving. 

He told her to leave the door unlocked because he had groceries in his hands. 

His mother said police verified this through Walmart surveillance video.

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