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Body, marijuana grow found in South Hill home

By Joseph Suttner, Producer, josephs@kxly.com
Published On: Apr 21 2013 11:56:42 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 23 2013 02:16:56 AM CDT
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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified the man found dead inside a South Hill home Sunday night.

Sixty-two-year-old Warren Schrempp Jr. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His body, and a small marijuana grow operation, were discovered inside the vacant foreclosed home late in the Moran Prairie neighborhood.

The investigation began around 6:30 p.m. near Havana and Sumac in the Moran Prairie neighborhood.

A locksmith was changing locks at the foreclosed home when he saw a suspicious red Honda parked in the garage. He also smelled marijuana.

The locksmith then called authorities. When the Spokane County Sheriff's Office arrived at the home, the intruder yelled at deputies. A muffled gunshot was then heard.

Both SWAT and hostage negotiators were then called to the home.

Authorities received a search warrant for the home and entered just before 11:00 p.m. and discovered Schrempp's body.

Schrempp was the last person known to live at the home.

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