For Immediate Release
PR #:1400083
Date Issued:Aug 25, 2014 - 5:07pm

Sheriff's Detectives investigate inmate death at the Washoe County Detention Facility

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

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives are currently investigating the death of an inmate in the Washoe County Detention Facility.   

The decedent, described as a white female in her mid-thirties, was discovered in her cell at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

According to investigators, there are no signs of foul play and there are no suspects at this time. Exact cause of death will be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The identity of the inmate will be released after the Medical Examiner’s Office has completed formal identification and next of kin notification.


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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