With his father passed out high on meth nearby, Donavin Stapert overdosed on meth, leading to a plan to stuff him in a safe and bury his body, according to court documents released Thursday.
Chastity Dawn Barkhuff, 38, of Malden, also known as Chastity Bilderback, and James L. Ramson, 30, of Spokane, stand accused of giving meth to Stapert, 17, and then, after he overdosed, burying his body.
While a positive identification has not been made yet, deputies from both Whitman and Spokane counties converged on a site in north Spokane County Wednesday where they found and retrieved a body, which is in the process of being identified by the Spokane Medical Examiner.
In court Thursday, Chastity Bilderback pled not guilty to charges that she participated in the cover-up of Stapert's death.
According to court documents, Bilderback was doing meth with Stapert when he overdosed. Stapert's father, Jason, was also in the Malden home but was passed out high on meth and not aware of what happened to his son.