Woman found in Spokane Valley house fire was shot

Spokane Valley house fire

The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified one of the people found dead inside a Spokane Valley home on Sipple Road early Tuesday morning. The report says the woman died from a gunshot to the head.

The woman was identified as 67-year-old Joy Kihara. Her manner of death was listed as homicide. 

The second person found inside the house by firefighters around 1:40 a.m. has not been identified as of Wednesday.

Additional details were not immediately available.

(story:  Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer; photo: KHQ.com)

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