UPDATE: 55-year-old CDA man found dead in car, woman charged with murder

UPDATE: 55-year-old CDA man found dead in car, woman charged with murder

UPDATE: The Whitman County Coroner has identified the man who was found dead as 55-year-old Kenneth L. Allen of Couer d’Alene.

Ashley D. Myers will be in court Monday afternoon. She’s charged with 2nd degree murder and possession of methamphetamine. She’s currently being held without bail in the Whitman County Jail.

Original Story:

A homeless Colfax woman was arrested Friday night after a dead body was found inside of a vehicle she had reportedly been waving a gun at near Colfax Airport Rd. and State Route 26.

Several passing vehicles called 911 after seeing the woman wave the gun at the vehicle.

Law enforcement arrived on scene and located the woman near the side of the road carrying a baseball bat and acting agitated. She was contacted and detained, then deputies located the body of a deceased adult male in the vehicle in which she had reportedly been pointing the firearm.

Deputies also discovered a loaded handgun and substantial amounts of methamphetamine outside the vehicle.

Ashley Myers, 30, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder. Myers made statements indicating she had intentionally shot the decedent in the vehicle.

At this time, the sheriff’s office is working to evaluate her claims compared to the physical evidence. They will continue to with the Coroner’s office to determine the exact cause and manner of death as well as the events that may have participated the actions of this fatal incident.