For Immediate Release
PR #:1900001
Date Issued:Jan 02, 2019 - 12:14pm

Sheriff's Office updates Cold Springs death investigation

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the deaths of a man and woman that occurred at a residence in Cold Springs late Sunday night.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018, deputies responded to the 18000 block of Spruce Lake Court on a report of a battery in progress with possible shots fired. Deputies located a deceased male adult and a deceased female adult inside the residence.

At this point in the investigation, evidence indicates this was a domestic incident in which the male subject shot the female and then took his own life.

The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the male subject as Nicholas Underwood, age 38 of Cold Springs, and the female subject as his wife, Diana Underwood, age 33. Both died as a result of gunshot wounds according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

This is an ongoing investigation.


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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