For Immediate Release
PR #:1900050
Date Issued:May 29, 2019 - 2:46pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office searching for missing young man

CASE #:WC19-2788
WHEN:May 29, 2019
VICTIM/S:Jeremiah Eugene Whittle, 23 year old, Asian-black male, five feet, ten inches tall, approximately 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
CONTACT:Brooke Howard Division Manager-Community Engagement Office 775-785-6205

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of Jeremiah Eugene Whittle, a 23 year old Reno Resident. Whittle was last seen Tuesday, May 28, 2019 between 8:06 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. leaving his home.

According to the family Whittle has autism and the mental capacity of an eleven year old. He is described as an Asian-black male, five feet, ten inches tall, approximately 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He is considered endangered, he was last seen wearing black pants, a gray-blue long sleeve sweater and white Adidas shoes.

If anyone has information on Whittle’s location, please notify Non-Emergency Dispatch at 775-785-9276.

Photo: Jeremiah Eugene Whittle


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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