Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-144
Date Issued:
Oct 06, 2021 - 4:02PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue investigating Kenyon Wilson’s murder two years later

Case Number:
WC19-5561
Contact:
Sarah Johns
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to actively investigate the murder of 20-year-old Kenyon Wilson who was killed in October of 2019.

Earlier this year detectives uncovered new intelligence which may validate information provided to Secret Witness in an anonymous tip since Wilson’s death. Because Secret Witness tips are anonymous, there is no way for detectives to reach out to the particular tipster who provided the information. In this instance detectives wish to speak with anyone directly, and anonymously, who called the tipline within the past 24-months.

Wilson was last seen alive on October 8, 2019.

The investigation began Sunday, October 20, 2019, when Kenyon Wilson’s vehicle was located near the Moon Rocks recreation area off Winnemucca Ranch Road north of Spanish Springs. The dark blue 2004 Infiniti coupe with black front rims and silver rear rims had been heavily damaged by fire.

After several days of searching by deputies, Search and Rescue volunteers, and the RAVEN helicopter, the Sheriff’s Office received information on Friday, October 25, that human remains had been discovered in a remote area in the vicinity of Moon Rocks. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the decedent as Kenyon Wilson.

Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joe Digesti regarding case #WC19-5561 at (775) 328-3046. Again, you may remain anonymous.

Image 1: most recent photo of Kenyon Wilson
Images 2-3: Kenyon Wilson
Image 4: Kenyon Wilson’s burned out vehicle
Image 5: Kenyon Wilson’s vehicle

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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