Police seek man after 3 found dead in Spokane home

  • Sat Feb 11th, 2012 5:23pm
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Associated Press

SPOKANE — Police said Saturday that they are looking for a 22-year-old man who is a “person of interest” in the deaths of a woman and two children whose bodies were found in a home in north Spokane.

Spokane police were trying to find Dustin W. Gilman, who was thought to be driving a silver 2007 Nissan Pathfinder.

The Spokesman Review reported that the slain woman was Tracy Ann Ader, 32. Spokane County property records confirm Ader has owned the home where the bodies were found since 2009.

On Friday, Officer Jennifer DeRuwe, a police spokeswoman, said investigators were looking “for one specific suspect” believed to be in a domestic relationship with the three who were found dead Friday night.

Maj. Frank Scalise described it as “a potential domestic violence” situation.

DeRuwe said she couldn’t specify the victims’ relationship to each other.

“Several different children live in the home and we don’t know exactly who is there,” she said. “We’re getting piecemeal reports from friends and neighbors.”

Police responding to a 911 call about a dead body in a home found three bodies instead. DeRuwe said the neighborhood is near a main arterial through the city, several blocks from a park.

Officers who arrived were only able to verify that the victims were dead before they were forced to leave and seek a search warrant, she said.