4th person arrested in kidnapping investigation
Spokane Police detectives have arrested a 4th person in connection to a reported kidnapping in Spokane and the location of a body in Stevens County.
40-year-old Benito Baldovinos-Mendoza and booked him into the Spokane County Jail on two charges of 1st Degree Kidnapping.
Baldovinos-Mendoza was taken into custody yesterday in Pasco, WA. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail last night.
Three other people have been arrested as a result of this investigation. 23-year-old Dillon L. Casteel was arrested and booked into the Kootenai County Jail on one count of 1st Degree Kidnapping, 26-year-old Domingo Valdovinos Navarro was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of 1st Degree Kidnapping and one count of 1st Degree Aggravated Murder, and 33-year-old Joseph W. Gillespie was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on two counts of 1st Degree Kidnapping.
The investigation is ongoing.
The official cause of death and identity of the body located in Stevens County will be released by the Stevens County Coroner.