Spokane County Sheriff's major crimes detectives and Stevens County Sheriff's deputies and detectives are in the process of recovering a body believed to be that of Jamie Lynn Drake, the 19-year-old Mead woman missing since June 23rd.

Spokane County detectives were led to the site by suspect Kevin Wayne Newland, the 20-year-old man arrested in possession of the victim's stolen 1993 Ford Mustang Wednesday evening.

Newland was returned to Spokane from King County Thursday afternoon. Following discussions with detectives, he directed them to a cabin in Stevens County on Marble Valley Basin Road, north and west of Addy, Washington.

Detectives discovered what they believe are the remains of Jamie Drake in a space beneath the floor of the cabin which is reportedly owned by the suspect's mother.

Stevens County sheriff's personnel guarded the scene overnight. Earlier this week, detectives helped Spokane County detectives locate and familiarize themselves with places frequented by Newland.

Drake was reported missing last Saturday after she fell out of contact with family members, friends and her employer.

Detectives learned that Newland had been seen driving her Mustang and also determined that someone was using her debit card at various locations throughout the state, including in Stevens County.

Stevens County Sheriff's Office investigators obtained records regarding Drake's debit card usage in their jurisdiction on behalf of major crimes detectives in Spokane County.

When detectives learned Newland had a brother in Maple Valley, they had King County detectives check the address for the Mustang. Detectives discovered the suspect there with the car and arrested him for Possession of Stolen Property.

He was held briefly in King County before being returned here on the regular inmate shuttle Thursday afternoon.

Jamie Drake's family has been advised of last night's discovery.

Investigation into the matter continues and additional criminal charges are expected to be lodged against Newland in the near future.