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Sheriff’s Office continues investigation of suspicious death in south Reno



washoe_county_sheriffs_office_log-8454051-7305316Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Investigations Division continue to investigate a suspicious death that occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, in the area of Wedge Parkway and Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno.

The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that a formal identification and next of kin notification has been completed on the deceased who has been identified as Kurtis Hansen, age 22, of Reno.

At this time, the cause of death has not been determined by the County Medical Examiner’s Office and is pending further examination.

Since the cause of death is still undetermined, it is important that detectives receive as much information as possible about where the decedent was and what he was doing on the day of his death. Sheriff’s Detectives are interested in speaking to anyone that had contact with Hansen on Saturday, July 27, or Sunday, July 28.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, at www.secretwitness.com or by texting a Secret Witness tip to 847-411 keyword – SW.

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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