As of Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NESPELEM Autopsy results have yet to be released in the case of a local woman found dead Oct. 31.
Maria Victoria Sanchez, 29, was found dead near the bridge over the Nespelem River on School Loop Road shortly before 5 p.m. Oct. 31
The Colville Tribal Police Department is investigating the cause and circumstances of the death.
According to local residents, the bridge was closed to traffic the night of Oct. 31 and morning of Nov. 1 while police investigated.
A funeral and rosary were last week in the Nespelem Community Center, 1 Colville St.
On Nov. 1, Police Chief Cory Orr said the cause of death was unknown.
Orr could not be reached Tuesday for additional comment.