WCSO NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Investigations Division is currently conducting a criminal investigation into the suspicious death of a white male adult that occurred yesterday at approximately 5:12 p.m. in the 17300 block of Bear Lake Drive in the Cold Springs area.
As part of this investigation, a male canine has been quarantined in a safe and healthy environment in accordance with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures.
Due to this being an ongoing criminal investigation, no further details will be released at this time. The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office is currently in the process of conducting a formal identification and next of kin notification. Cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office as well. Additional information will be released as the investigation unfolds.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.