Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Sep 05, 2022 - 1:26AM

For Immediate Release

Missing woman at Pyramid Lake found by Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team is pleased to announce that 34-year-old Cindy Matthews has been found near Pyramid Lake and has been reunited with her family.  Matthews went missing at approximately 9:00AM on Sunday, September 4, 2022, near the west shore of Pyramid Lake.  Matthews was found by the WCSO Search and Rescue Team at approximately 12:00AM on September 5, 2022.  Matthews was found suffering from dehydration and sunburns and was treated on scene.  The WCSO Search and Rescue Team, Incident Management Team, HASTY Team and Specialized Vehicle Unit were all involved in this search and rescue operation.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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