Tony Bamonte Bio: He was an Author and Famed Spokane historian, who wrote over 10 books on the history of the Inland Northwest.
Tony Was born on 1 May 1942 and died on 11 July 2019. he has died at the age of 77. Bamonte’s wife confirmed his death to a news channel.
Bamonte wrote more than 10 books about the history of the Inland Northwest, including the Davenport Hotel and Manito Park.
Bamonte was also the subject of a bestselling book by writer Timothy Egan, about Bamonte’s time as sheriff of Pend Oreille County.
In 1989, Bamonte solved the oldest open murder investigation in the country, which originally occurred in 1935. He pulled the murder weapon from the Spokane River near Post Street.
The murder investigation was also featured on the show Unsolved Mysteries.
Bamonte has been featured in several KREM reports over the years. Most recently, he talked about the Hahn Mansion on Halloween 2018.
Bamonte’s cause of death has not been released. This story will be updated with information about memorial services once that is available.