Kevin Newland was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jamie Lynn Drake. The alleged motive was robbery. Kevin Newland has allegedly admitted to strangling Jamie Lynn Drake; however, it appears she was suffocated by a bag placed over her head.
Even though Newland, 20, allegedly admitted strangling Drake to death, Spokane Medical Examiner Dr. Sally Aiken says it appears she was suffocated by a bag placed over her head.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says Drake was a truly innocent casualty of crime.
What an absolutely pointless murder.
Jamie Lynn Drake, 19, has been missing since last Friday June 23. Jamie Lynn Drake was last seen at her boyfriends apartment.
Jamie Lynn Drake, 19, is Caucasian, 5’1” tall, 125 pounds with brown hair and eyes. A recent graduate of Mead High School, Drake has been missing from her job at a local Subway restaurant since last Thursday night.
Newlund is from Chewelah and is not a suspect in drake’s disappearance.
Missing woman’s Mustang found, acquaintance arrested
SPOKANE — The King County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the acquaintance of a missing 19-year-old Mead woman.
A police spokesman tells News4 Kevin Wayne Newland, 20, was located in Maple Valley, Washington around 9pm Tuesday and arrested for Possession of Stolen Property, Jamie Lynn Drake’s 1993 Ford Mustang.
Man arrested in case of missing Spokane woman
Kevin Wayne Newlund, 20, was arrested in Maple Valley on Tuesday evening on suspicion of possessing stolen property. Authorities there also recovered Jamie Lynn Drake’s 1993 Ford Mustang.
Deputies did not say how Newlund was located, and Drake’s disappearance remains under investigation.
Newlund was a former boyfriend of Drake’s female roommate. He had lived with the two women as recently as two months ago, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies said.
A global positioning satellite located Drake’s cell phone in Ellensburg on Saturday, said Tommy Frees, 22, a friend of Drake’s; Drake was not found.