Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Nov 16, 2021 - 2:19PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigating Cold Springs deaths

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a case involving two adults who sustained fatal gunshot wounds inside a Cold Springs residence on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. deputies responded to a residence on the 18000 block of Cedar View Drive and found two adults, both in their 40s, with gunshot wounds to the head. Both the male and female were transported to a regional hospital where they were declared deceased.

There are no outstanding suspects in this case, and there is no threat to the community. This is an ongoing investigation.

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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