2 people arrested in connection with death of woman

March 13, 2020 GMT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with the strangulation death of a woman whose naked body was found on a road in north Spokane this week.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested Journey N. O’Donnal, 23, and Robert F. Mead, 27, on Wednesday evening. Each was booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree murder.

The Spokesman-Review says they are charged in the death of 24-year-old Grace A. Wiggins.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide by strangulation.

The sheriff’s office says an ambulance crew came upon Wiggins’ body early Tuesday morning. The crew immediately believed Wiggins to be dead after finding her with a plastic bag over her head and fishing line around her neck.

The sheriff’s office says the victim was last seen at a shopping center. Security video shows her getting into a car belonging to O’Donnal at about 3 p.m. the day before her body was discovered.