SANDPOINT, Idaho — The Sandpoint Police Department (SPD) is investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly strangled to death.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, SPD responded to a call from the Best Western Edgewater Hotel at 56 Bridge Street. When police arrived, they found an 86-year-old woman dead in a hotel room. It is believed she died of strangulation.
At this time, the woman’s 57-year-old son is suspected of the crime and was arrested. According to SPD, he is not a current threat to the public. The two are from Arizona and were in the Sandpoint area visiting friends.
Families of the victim have been notified.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.
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