A SEVERE VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY CLEANING UP AFTER SQUATTERS MOVED
INTO THE HOME OF A LOVED ON WHO HAD RECENTLY PASSED
61 YEAR OLD SARA DIGBY LIVED AT 2017 NORTH HOWARD.
AND THANKS TO HELPFUL NEIGHBORS.
SPOKANE POLICE WERE ABLE TO CATCH THOSE SQUATTERS.
KXLY 4'S CAROLINE ROURKE.
WROKING FOR YOU...
THEY SET UP HOUSE QUICKLY?
IT IS REMARKABLE HOW MUCH...STUFF.
THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCUMULATE IN THIS HOUSE IN JUST
A FEW WEEKS.
GIVING GRIEVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVEN MORE OF A
BURDEN TO BEAR
SARA DIGBY'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS REMEMBER HER AS SMART.
CARING AND FUN.
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her sense of humor and her laugh.
up until the last couple days of her life.
she's always making jokes and playing with the instruments
they had and stuff like that.
SHE LIVED AT THIS HOUSE ON NORTH HOWARD FOR ABOUT
WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY IN SEPTEMBER, NEIGHBORS TOOK
PAINS TO HELP CLEAN UP THE HOME AND SECURE SARA'S
she had a great group of friends that were coming
over to her house and packing up her items and preparing
to close up the house on her behalf.
BUT SOMEONE ELSE BEAT THEM TO IT.
when they did come back after her memorial service
they found six people in the house.
the locks had been changed, they found the back door
FRIENDS CALLED POLICE, AND THE SQUATTERS FLED.
BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK.
FOUR PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY.
AND FOR TWO OF THEM.
IT'S NOT THEIR FIRST TIME.
i know them and i know what they've done and this
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THE SQUATTERS WENT TO LENGTHS TO MAKE THE HOUSE SEEM
LIKE THEIR OWN.
TURNIGN THE BASEMENT INTO A CHOP SHOP
TRYING TO GET THE BILLS PLACED IN THEIR NAME..,
PAINTING PARTS OF THE INTERIOR
they kind of developed this sense of 'if i make it
look like i've lived here for a year, then i have
gained occupancy and you can;t kick me out.
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THEY EVEN PUT UP HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS.
it is just sickening to me.
the level this group went to.
A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY THAT UNNERVED FAMILY
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frustrated and angry.
this was somebody's home.
and she loved it.
NADINE, WHILE WE WERE AT THE HOUSE TODAY, OFFICER
PONTO AND SOME OF SARA'S FRIENDS WERE CLEANING UP
AS MUCH OF THE MESS AS THEY COULD, AND SECURING THE
IS THIS A CONCERN FOR NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT SPOKANE?