|Date Issued:||Jul 13, 2012 - 3:20pm|
Sheriff's Office Releases Additional Information from the Spanish Trails Drive Residential Fire from May 19, 2012
|CONTACT:||Deputy Armando Avina - Public Information Officer|
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Investigations Division have preliminarily determined the suspicious death investigation of both decedent's Pamela Grund and Harry Grund as a Murder/Suicide case. The circumstances surrounding the incident and the evidence indicate that Harry Grund shot and killed his wife, Pamela Grund, then shot himself. Harry Grund then set fire to his residence and ultimately died from a combination of smoke inhalation and his gunshot wound.
Update from May 22, 2012
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office that formal identifications and next of kin notifications have been completed on the deceased male and female from Sunday's residential fire. The decedents are Pamela Grund, age 57, and Harry Grund, age 61.
Sheriff's Detectives are investigating this as a Homicide; however, they do not believe there was another party involved. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is advising that the public should not be fearful of an outstanding suspect as this investigation appears to be an isolated incident.
Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to immediately call their office at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword-SW.
From Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division is conducting the investigation relating to suspicious circumstances in the death of two adults, one male and one female, at a residence on the 9000 block of Spanish Trail Drive in Spanish Springs on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at approximately 6:03 p.m.
Initially, deputies responded to assist the Reno Fire Department with traffic control on a fully engulfed garage. Once Reno Firefighters extinguished the flames, bodies of a deceased male and female were discovered. It was at this time, Sheriff's Detectives were called out to continue the investigation. The cause of death is still unknown. There was significant damage throughout the rest of the residence which was caused by the garage fire.
The deceased persons were transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office. After a formal identification and notification of next of kin by the Medical Examiner's Office, the Sheriff's Office will release the identities of the male and female.
The Detectives Division encourages anyone with information on this incident to contact their office at 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword-SW.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.