For Immediate Release
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PR #:1300083
Date Issued:Aug 06, 2013 - 12:25pm

Sheriff's Office continues investigation of suspicious death in south Reno

CASE #:WC13-4590
WHEN:Sunday, July 28, 2013 at approximately 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:In the area of Wedge Parkway and Mt. Rose Highway, south Reno
VICTIM/S:Kurtis Hansen, age 22, of Reno
CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Investigations Division continue to investigate a suspicious death that occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in the area of Wedge Parkway and Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno.

The Sheriff's Office has confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office that a formal identification and next of kin notification has been completed on the deceased who has been identified as Kurtis Hansen, age 22, of Reno.

At this time, the cause of death has not been determined by the County Medical Examiner’s Office and is pending further examination.

Since the cause of death is still undetermined, it is important that detectives receive as much information as possible about where the decedent was and what he was doing on the day of his death. Sheriff’s Detectives are interested in speaking to anyone that had contact with Hansen on Saturday, July 27 or Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 775-328-3320, or Secret Witness at: 775-322-4900,, or text a Secret Witness tip to 847-411 keyword - SW.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th 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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