Sheriff's Office

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Sep 15, 2022 - 11:17AM

For Immediate Release

WCSO Detectives Continue Investigating Anna Scott’s Murder, Asking for Public’s Assistance

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For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives today are putting out another call for anyone who may have information regarding the February 2022 homicide of Anna Scott of Reno. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing a new photo of Scott, courtesy of her family.

On February 3, 2022, the body of Scott, 23, was located inside a burned vehicle on southbound I-580. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Scott’s cause of death was homicide.

Detectives’ primary goal is to solve Scott’s homicide, and to bring justice to Scott and her loved ones. As such, Homicide Detectives are continuing to seek information from anyone who may have knowledge of Scott’s movements and interactions in the days preceding February 3rd.

Detectives wish to remind the public that only information released by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is deemed to be credible.

Anyone with information relating to Scott’s murder is asked to please contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC22-563.

Secret Witness is also offering a reward in the amount of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with Anna Scott’s homicide.


Anna Scott (photograph courtesy Scott family)

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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