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Sheriff’s detectives seek information on woman found on freeway

By ThisIsReno

WCSO NEWS RELEASE

washoe_county_sheriffs_office_logoDetectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information from the public to assist with the ongoing investigation of a woman who was found walking on north U.S. 395 on the night before Thanksgiving.

According to detectives, an adult white female was attempting to flag down vehicles in the northbound lanes of the freeway between the Red Rock Road and White Lake Parkway exits at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.  It may have appeared to drivers that she was attempting to jump in front of oncoming vehicles.

The identity of the woman is not being released at this time, due to the ongoing investigation.

Detectives ask that anyone who may have seen this individual on U.S. 395 Thanksgiving Eve, or who may have information related to this investigation, contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

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.