Spokane County court records show that 30-year-old Amber Roberts played a game of “hot and cold” with a staff member of the mental hospital that led to discovery of the body.
Roberts approached a staff member early Tuesday and said: “I murdered someone, but you’re going to have to find him.”
According to documents, the staff member searched room to room, with Roberts following and saying: “You’re getting warmer.”
As the staff member approached the room of 56-year-old Duane E. Charley, Roberts said: “You’re hot.”
The staff member looked inside and found Charley’s body.
Roberts told the staff she had strangled him with an electrical cord.
More Northwest Headlines
911 calls from fatal Twisp fire: ‘Send somebody fast’ 3:19 p.m. Okanogan wildfire grows; weather still a concern 11:48 a.m. The rest of the West is still burning 2:10 p.m. Lawsuit: Western State Hospital staff ignored man choking 2:28 p.m. Inslee heads out on 9-day trade mission to Korea and Japan 2:12 p.m. Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glaciers 1:06 p.m. Foster Farms in Kelso fined for untreated chicken wastewater release 1:05 p.m. Wrongly sentenced felon freed after 12 years 1:04 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.