For Immediate Release
PR #:2000023
Date Issued:Feb 13, 2020 - 4:24pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office updates south Reno homicide investigation

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are now investigating the suspicious death that occurred Tuesday evening on Welcome Way in south Reno as a homicide and continue to ask for the public’s assistance.

Today, the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the victim as 29-year-old Jarrod Faust of Reno. The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be homicide and the manner of death a gunshot wound to the head.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have information about Mr. Faust’s activity during the day and evening of Tuesday, February 11. According to investigators, Mr. Faust would have been driving a gold Chevrolet pick-up truck.

Detectives would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed any activity in the area of Welcome Way and Rock Haven Drive between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night or who may have home surveillance video showing activity, such as vehicle traffic, in that area during that time frame.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC20-713.

Photos: Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have information about the activities of 29-year-old Jarrod Faust during the day and evening of Tuesday, February 11, 2020. According to investigators, Mr. Faust would have been driving a gold Chevrolet pick-up truck.

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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 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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