FBI Salt Lake City
Press Office
August 31, 2017

FBI Concludes Investigation Into Death of Rita Maze

The FBI has concluded its investigation into the death of Rita Maze. Based on the evidence gathered, analyzed, and processed, we have determined Maze’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Maze’s body was found in her vehicle in Spokane, Washington on September 7, 2016. We would like to thank our following partners for their assistance in the case: Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Helena Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office and Washington State Patrol Crime Lab.