Deputies investigating death of couple in Spokane Valley apartment

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane Valley deputies are investigating the death of a couple at an apartment complex Saturday evening.

Authorities say family members had arrived at the apartment near Skyview and Clinton around 9 p.m. on Saturday, but were unable to enter. They told deputies they could see into the apartment and saw a woman on the floor unconscious.

While first responders were on their way, the family members forced the door open.

The couple inside—a man and a woman—were both dead. Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office are working to determine the cause of their deaths, and the Sheriff’s Office is getting a search warrant to reenter the apartment and collect evidence.

The man and woman have not yet been identified.