For Immediate Release
PR #:1300126
Date Issued:Dec 05, 2013 - 11:36am

Sheriff's Detectives seek information to assist investigation of woman found on freeway

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-771-8252

Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information from the public to assist with the ongoing investigation of a woman who was found walking on north U.S. 395 on the night before Thanksgiving.

According to Detectives, an adult white female was attempting to flag down vehicles in the northbound lanes of the freeway between the Red Rock Road and White Lake Parkway exits at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.  It may have appeared to drivers that she was attempting to jump in front of oncoming vehicles. 

The identity of the woman is not being released at this time, due to the ongoing investigation.

Detectives ask that anyone who may have seen this individual on U.S. 395 Thanksgiving Eve, or who may have information related to this investigation, contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. 


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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