For Immediate Release
PR #:1900089
Date Issued:Aug 30, 2019 - 11:28am

Missing woman located by off-duty Sheriff's deputy

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

An off-duty Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy was in south Reno Thursday when he spotted a woman matching the description of 69-year-old Flora Spencer at a bank on South Meadows Parkway. Spencer had been reported missing earlier in the week when she did not return from a trip to buy supplies near Bordertown on August 22.

The deputy notified detectives who positively identified Spencer. She is safe and has been reunited with her husband.

The Sheriff’s Office sincerely appreciates the efforts of the local media and others in our community who helped to share information about Ms. Spencer while she was missing.


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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