For Immediate Release
PR #:1800103
Date Issued:Oct 09, 2018 - 12:38pm

One year later and detectives continue to ask for help from the public in Sun Valley homicide investigation

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

Last Friday was the one year anniversary of a homicide in Sun Valley that took the life of Michael Partridge Jr. Today, detectives investigating the death continue to ask for information from the public.

“The victim’s family deserves answers and we are trying to find those answers,” Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Lieutenant Max Brokaw said. “Our investigators firmly believe there are people who have information that can help with this investigation. We are asking those people to come forward, anonymously through Secret Witness if they prefer, to help bring some degree of closure and comfort to those who have lost a loved one.”

Earlier this year, the victim’s father, Michael Partridge Sr., informed detectives that he would offer $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. The father’s reward is in addition to a separate $2,500 reward from Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects in this investigation.


Michael Partridge Jr. was found deceased inside a residence on Lupin Drive in Sun Valley on the afternoon of Friday, September 29, 2017. The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Partridge was the victim of a shooting.  

Detectives say that Partridge lived in Las Vegas prior to moving to northern Nevada and still has connections to the area. Investigators believe there are people living in the Las Vegas area who may have information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, that could help the investigation.

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

Photos: Michael Partridge Jr.


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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