OMAK - Police are investigating the death of a lifelong local resident as a possible homicide.
Okanogan County sheriff's deputies were called at 9:10 p.m. Feb. 9 to 33 Brooks Tract, just outside town, to investigate the death of Leonard K. Miller, 88, Sheriff Frank Rogers said.
Miller's daughter, Sheri Edwards, discovered her father's body and then contacted law enforcement.
"A search warrant was obtained early this morning for the residence and at this time (the) Washington State Patrol Crime Lab is processing the crime scene," Rogers said Sunday morning.
He said police are not releasing the manner in which Miller died. No exact time of death is known, but deputies believe he died sometime Friday night or Saturday.
Miller's vehicle was taken but was located early Sunday morning in East Omak. It has been impounded.
"At this time there have been no arrests, but deputies are following up several leads," Rogers said. "We've got a ton of information, but we'll just have to see if it goes anywhere."
Although the incident occurred within the Colville Indian Reservation, it happened on fee land so the Sheriff's Office is investigating.
The Omak Police Department and Colville Tribal Police also responded Saturday night.