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Suspicious device found on Edgar Steele's car
Steele arrested last week for trying to hire hitman to kill wife, mother-in-law
Rob Kauder | Internet Content Manager, KXLY.com
Posted: 3:38 pm PDT June 15, 2010
Updated: 4:20 pm PDT June 15, 2010
COEUR D'ALENE -- A suspicious device has been found on a car owned by Edgar and Cyndi Steele when a woman brought the car to the Fast Lane Quik Lube on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene. Steele was arrested last week for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife and mother-in-law; he had wanted it to look like they were killed in a car crash.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department reports that a woman showed up at the Fast Lane Quik Lube, located at 484 West Bosanko Avenue, for an oil change. As staff members were working to remove the oil plug they noticed a suspicious device underneath the car.
They pushed the vehicle out of the business and called police. In turn the Spokane County Bomb Squad was called in and they are in the process of sending in a robot to check the device on the car's undercarriage. Authorities evacuated a nearby coffee stand and car wash as a precaution while a Numerica Credit Union branch is locked down. Government Way at Bosanko is closed and there are detours in place around the scene.
Meanwhile, reporter Tania Dall noted that the vehicle with the suspicious device underneath it was a Mitsubishi Endeavor with Idaho license plates. The make, model and license plates of the vehicle match the description of the vehicle owned by the Steeles in the Affidavit of Probable Cause obtained by the Idaho Statesman earlier this week.
That complaint was filed in connection with the arrest of Edgar Steele, who had solicited a long-time acquaintance to kill his wife Cyndi and his mother-in-law. Steele, according to those court documents, wanted his wife and mother-in-law killed in a car crash last Friday while his wife visited her mother in Oregon and wanted their deaths to look like an accident.
It's not who the woman was that was driving the Mitsubishi. Edgar Steele is currently in custody in the Kootenai County Jail.