After woman found shot dead in trunk, FBI not seeking suspects

Wednesday, officials said they were not looking for suspects in the death of a woman who was found dead in a car trunk near the Spokane Airport. (12/28/16)

SPOKANE, Wash. --- It has been months since a Montana woman was found dead in the trunk of her car near the Spokane Airport, and as of Wednesday, the FBI says they are not actively looking for suspects in her death.

Rita Maze was reportedly kidnapped at a rest stop and driven to Spokane. Family said she called them, asking for help. They said Maze told them she had been hit over the head by a large man and stuffed in the trunk of her car.

Rochelle Maze has said her panicked mother called, saying she was in the trunk of a moving vehicle. Her body was found a few hours later.

Maze died from a single gunshot wound to the chest and the abdomen.

After investigating, the FBI stopped calling the incident a homicide and Wednesday.

The agency released a statement Wednesday saying the investigation into the Sept. 6 death of 47-year-old Rita Maze of Great Falls was not complete, but investigators have not uncovered any evidence to indicate anyone else was involved. Some lab tests are pending.

A law enforcement official with knowledge of the case, who was not authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press that investigators have found no reason to suspect foul play.

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