For Immediate Release
PR #:1700084
Date Issued:Oct 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Sheriff's Office detectives urge anyone with information about the September 29 Sun Valley homicide to come forward

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are urging anyone who has information that could assist the ongoing investigation of a suspected homicide that occurred on Friday, September 29 at a residence on Lupin Drive in Sun Valley to come forward.  

“We believe there are people out there with information that can help,” Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Ralph Caldwell said. “The information may seem insignificant to them, but could be very important to the investigation. If you know anything about this incident, we urge you, for the sake of the victim’s loved ones, to contact detectives or Secret Witness.”

Secret Witness is currently offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects in this investigation.

Background:

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Lupin Drive and Honey Bear Drive on a report of a deceased person located within a residence. Deputies located a deceased male adult who appeared to be the victim of a shooting.

The decedent has been identified by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office as 34-year-old Michael Partridge of Sun Valley and confirmed that Partridge died as a result of having been shot. Next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information that could assist this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text your information to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword – SW.

Photos 1 and 2: Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers assisted detectives with an evidence search in the area of Lupin Drive and Honey Bear Drive on Saturday, September 30, as part of an ongoing investigation of a suspected homicide that occurred in the area on Friday, September 29.

Photo 3: Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a deceased person within a residence in the area of Lupin Drive and Honey Bear Drive at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017.

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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 Chuck Allen is the 26th 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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