Med examiner: NE Wash. woman was strangled

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County medical examiner's office says a 42-year-old Deer Park mother of five who was found dead in her home was strangled.

Sheriff's detectives had been investigating Chanin Starbuck's death as a homicide even before the autopsy results were announced Tuesday.

Starbuck's body was found Saturday.

No one has been arrested.

Deputies found the woman's body after a 911 call about uncollected mail and packages at the home.

Starbuck is recently divorced. Her children range in age from 10 to 21.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com