For Immediate Release
PR #:1300052
Date Issued:May 21, 2013 - 3:43pm

Sheriff's Detectives conduct an investigation on an in-custody detention facility death

CASE #:WC13-3053
WHEN:Monday, May 20, 2013 at approximately 5:00 a.m.
WHERE:Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility - Housing Unit Cell
VICTIM/S:Salgado, Carlos - a 24-year-old Sparks, Nevada resident, Bk#13-7796
CONTACT:Deputy Armando Avina - Public Information Officer
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
Office 775-328-6370

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Criminal Investigations Division are conducting an investigation on an in-custody death from Monday, May 20, 2013 at approximately 5:00 a.m. 

The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that a formal identification and next of kin notification has been completed.  The decedent has been positively identified as Carlos Salgado, a 24-year-old Sparks resident.

Salgado had been booked into the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:04 p.m. on a misdemeanor Trespass charge and a Felony (No Bail) Probation Violation - original charge Burglary.

On Monday, May 20th at approximately 4:30 a.m., a Sheriff's Deputy observed Salgado unresponsive inside a housing unit cell.  Salgado was celled alone.  The Deputy entered the cell and immediately began lifesaving measures.  REMSA and Reno Fire Department personnel arrived shortly thereafter and continued lifesaving measures which were unsuccessful.  At approximately 5:00 a.m., Salgado was pronounced deceased.  Sheriff Detectives were called in to continue the death investigation.

The Medical Examiner's Office will provide Sheriff's Detectives with a cause of death.  At this time, the cause of death is pending toxicology.


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 Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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