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Washington deputies find family's stolen cabin

Moose Hempel, left, stands with his children, Tyler

Moose Hempel, left, stands with his children, Tyler and Kayla and wife Chris, at the site where their cabin used to stand on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, near Springdale, Wash. Photo Credit: AP / Tyler Tjomsland

SPRINGDALE, Wash. - Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen says deputies have located a log cabin that a family said had been stolen off its foundation.

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 at the end of a private road, east of Springdale in rural northeast Washington.

The sheriff's says deputies think that it whoever took it was using it to live in.

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.

Chris Hempel told The Spokesman-Review that her family drove to their cabin Tuesday and found the entire 10-by-20 foot structure missing.


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