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Washington family’s missing log cabin is found … 10 miles away

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SPRINGDALE, Wash. (AP) –€” Authorities say a log cabin that a family reported stolen off its foundation has been found in rural northeast Washington.

Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen says deputies following a tip found the cabin Thursday morning about 10 miles from its original location. He says the structure had been placed on stilts and was sitting at the end of a private road east of Springdale.

Springdale is 38 miles northwest of Spokane.

Chris Hempel tells The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane ( ) that her family drove to their cabin Tuesday and found the entire 10-by-20-foot structure missing.

Investigators think that whoever took the cabin was living in it.

Allen says deputies are getting a search warrant to get onto the property and inside the cabin. He says he has identified suspects but declined to name them.

Springdale is located at the red dot in the upper left part of the map.

Springdale is located at the red dot in the upper left part of the map.


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  • James Poff

    I find it hard to believe he had this place and had not been to it for 10 years. Most places require some attention and maintenance to be able to use it. Those mountain people probably though they found an abandoned free house. Now will be in trouble.

    • lorrie

      they have been going to it every year for ten years so they people who stole it havent had it long and since when do people leave their “things” inside an abandoned building.

    • Brian London

      huh ? they found a perfectly good building on someone elses property and now those poor mountain folk could get into trouble, here is how i was raised if you didnt pay for it its not yours(regardless of your wants or needs) and by taking it you are a common thief, that is the long and short of it.

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