For Immediate Release
PR #:1400041
Date Issued:May 05, 2014 - 5:18pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Search and Rescue searching Coyote Canyon area for missing Amador County man

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


The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit is currently searching the Coyote Canyon area off State Route 447 northeast of Nixon, Nevada, for a 79-year-old man missing from Amador County, California.

According to the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, on May 5, 2014 their Office was contacted by a subject that had been four-wheeling in the area of Pyramid Lake near Nixon on May 3, 2014.  The caller reported that while on a very rough dirt trail approximately 10 miles from the trailhead he located a blue Honda Civic in a creek bed which appeared stuck on rocks.

The vehicle was unoccupied, with the windows partially down. The subject took pictures of the car and marked the GPS location of the vehicle. The caller further reported to the Amador County Sheriff's Office that this morning upon researching the vehicle on the Internet, he learned it was associated with 79-year-old Pioneer, California resident, Warren Alford Hagyard, whose been missing since April 21, 2014.    

The Amador County Sheriff's Office contacted the Washoe County Sheriff's Office who utilized their RAVEN helicopter to locate the vehicle. Volunteers from Washoe County Search and Rescue have also been mobilized to assist with the search for Mr. Hagyard. At this time, the Sheriff's Office does not believe there are any suspicious circumstances. 

photo 1:  79-year-old Pioneer, California resident, Warren Alford Hagyard (photo provided by Amador County Sheriff's Office)

photo 2:  photo of Mr. Hagyard's vehicle (provided by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office)



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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