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Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Suspicious Deaths in Spanish Springs Residential Fire


The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division is conducting the investigation relating to suspicious circumstances in the death of two adults, one male and one female, at a residence on the 9000 block of Spanish Trail Drive in Spanish Springs on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at approximately 6:03 p.m.

Initially, deputies responded to assist the Reno Fire Department with traffic control on a fully engulfed garage.  Once Reno Firefighters extinguished the flames, bodies of a deceased male and female were discovered.  It was at this time, Sheriff’s Detectives were called out to continue the investigation.  The cause of death is still unknown.  There was significant damage throughout the rest of the residence which was caused by the garage fire.

The deceased persons were transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.  After a formal identification and notification of next of kin by the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office will release the identities of the male and female.

The Detectives Division encourages anyone with information on this incident to contact their office at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword-SW.

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