Body found in Spokane believed to be missing Afghan refugee

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman has been found in the Spokane apartment of an Afghan refugee who was reported missing Saturday.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says detectives went into the apartment Tuesday with a search warrant and found a woman’s body.

The sheriff’s office didn’t release the identity but the Spokesman-Review reported it’s believed to be 24-year-old Arezu Kashify. Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

The mother of two was reportedly in a dispute with her husband, Wahid Kashify, when she disappeared. She was last seen May 25 while dropping off her children at school.

The sheriff’s office says Wahid Kashify bought a one-way airline ticket and left the United States May 28.

The couple came to Spokane in 2015 from Afghanistan. Child Protective Services is overseeing their children’s care.