Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Apr 05, 2023 - 1:24PM

For Immediate Release

Additional Information Released in Nieto Murder Case

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

Todd Tonnochy remains the sole suspect in the murder of Hailey Nieto.

Through their investigation, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives determined that Tonnochy fled to Texas, where he and Lorenzo Ramirez were taken into custody on March 28, 2023, by the local authorities in the Midland County area. 

Ramirez was arrested on unrelated charges and his involvement in this case is still under investigation.

Tonnochy will remain in custody in Texas where he is awaiting extradition to Nevada. 

Originally, Daniel Graham was misidentified as Ramirez, based off their similar height, weight, and facial hair.  Graham will not be facing charges in this investigation.  

This remains an ongoing investigation and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide updates as the case progresses.


                          Todd Tonnochy                                                  Lorenzo Ramirez

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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