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FBI: Montana woman faked abduction, committed suicide

FBI: Montana woman faked abduction,...

SPOKANE, Wash. - The FBI has concluded its investigation into the death of Rita Maze, and determined that Maze's death was the result of a self-inflicted gun wound.

Maze's body was found in the trunk of her car near Spokane International Airport at the corner of Geiger Blvd and Spokane Rd.

Maze, 47, was driving from Helena to Great Falls, MT on September 6, 2016, but failed to make it home. She was reported missing to law enforcement, and was found dead in her car on September 7.

Maze had used her cell phone to tell police she was abducted at a rest stop along the interstate between Helena and Great Falls.

Maze said she did everything she could to save herself.

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputies originally concluded that Maze was hit in the head and then locked in the trunk of her black Pontiac Grand Prix.

 


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