Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Apr 30, 2022 - 1:50PM

For Immediate Release

Sheriff’s Office Detectives investigating body found in Pyramid Lake

For media inquiries contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-6235
Cell: (775) 484-9821

Shortly after 9:00 A.M. this morning, April 30, 2022, a citizen discovered a subject unresponsive in the water on the west side of Pyramid Lake and notified authorities.  Officers with the Pyramid Lake Tribal Police responded to the area of Washout Beach and were able to confirm that a subject was deceased in the water.  Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office were notified and are currently on scene conducting a joint investigation with the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.  The deceased has not been identified and the manner and cause of death is pending autopsy results.

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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