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Sheriff’s office IDs victim in Cold Springs homicide

By ThisIsReno


The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that next of kin notification and a formal identification have been completed on the adult male decedent from Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The decedent was 46-year-old Glenn Earl Brenner of Reno, Nevada.

The Medical Examiner’s Office determined Brenner’s death to have been caused by sharp force trauma.

From August 1, 2012

Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Criminal Investigations Division investigated a homicide in Cold Springs, which was reported in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 1st.

At approximately 2:49 a.m., Washoe County Dispatch received 911 call of suspicious circumstances from a person in the 17600 block of East Aspen Circle. Sheriff’s Deputies were immediately dispatched to the home regarding the suspicious circumstance.

Upon arrival, Deputies were unable to contact anyone at the residence but movement was heard inside. After a few minutes, Deputies gained access into the residence and located a white male adult lying on the floor unresponsive with apparent life threatening injuries. Paramedics entered and attempted to treat the male but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A white male was located inside the residence, who was identified as Justin Fisher. Detectives were notified and arrived shortly to continue investigating.

Detectives interviewed Fisher and subsequently placed him under arrest for Open Murder. Fisher was transported and booked into the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility, where he is being held without bail.

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.

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