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Deceased male found in irrigation ditch in North Reno
Shortly before 4 pm on 10 July, 2014 Officers from the Reno Police, with Reno Fire and REMSA personnel responded to the 2000 block of Valley Road in North Reno on the report of a person floating in an irrigation ditch. Officers and Reno Fire personnel on scene located a deceased male subject floating face down in the ditch. Washoe County Medical Examiners arrived on scene and in a joint effort between Reno Police and Fire Personnel the unknown male subject was removed from the irrigation ditch.
Preliminary signs on scene by the Medical Examiner indicate that the male subject had been deceased for at least a few days. It is also unknown the approximate age or race of the deceased male, or if he had suffered any trauma due to the extent of decomposition to the body.
The unknown male was taken to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s office where an autopsy will be conducted.
The Reno Police with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s office are asking anyone with information on who the unknown male subject could be to please contact the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2155 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or by text at 847-411.
RPD Case 14-13075/WCME Case 14-1827