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Body found inside missing Spokane woman's apartment, deputies say

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A woman's body was found hidden in a missing Spokane woman's apartment, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. 

Deputies found the body inside Arezu Kashify's family apartment Tuesday while executing a search warrant. Kashify was last seen May 25, when she dropped her children off at daycare. Neither her nor her husband came to pick them up. 

Kashify's husband, 34-year-old Wahid Kashify, purchased a single, one-way plane ticket on May 28 and left the United States. The couple's Toyota Sienna was found over the weekend by Spokane International Airport Police. It was seized to search for evidence of a crime. 

Deputy Mark Gregory said the case is now considered a homicide investigation, but no one is in custody. Authorities are waiting until the Medical Examiner officially identifies the body. 

Federal authorities will now be involved to try to locate Kashify’s husband in hopes of speaking to him. 

The couple’s children were put in the care of Child Protective Services.


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