For Immediate Release
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PR #:1400084
Date Issued:Aug 26, 2014 - 1:37pm

Sheriff's Detectives update investigation of 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 reported today that they have received formal identification of an inmate who passed away at the Washoe County Detention Facility on Sunday morning.

The decedent has been identified as Kerry A Roop, age 31, of Reno.

Roop was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on August 22, 2014. She had been ordered by Washoe District Court to serve a 48-hour commitment after failing to comply with a previous court order.

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


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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