For Immediate Release
PR #:2000072
Date Issued:Jun 15, 2020 - 4:15pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives asking for public's help in homicide investigation

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives continue to investigate the October, 2019 homicide of 20-year-old Kenyon Wilson of Sparks, and is asking for information from the public that might assist with identifying a suspect or suspects.

The investigation began Sunday, October 20, when Kenyon Wilson’s vehicle was located near the Moon Rocks recreation area off Winnemucca Ranch Road north of Spanish Springs. The dark blue 2004 Infiniti coupe with black front rims and silver rear rims had been heavily damaged by fire.

After several days of searching by deputies, Search and Rescue volunteers, and the RAVEN helicopter, the Sheriff’s Office received information on Friday, October 25, that human remains had been discovered in a remote area in the vicinity of Moon Rocks. The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the decedent as Kenyon Wilson.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with information that may assist this investigation. This includes information about the whereabouts of Kenyon Wilson or his vehicle during the two weeks prior to October 20, 2019.

Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect, or suspects, in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case #WC19-5561.

Photo 1: Kenyon Wilson
Photo 2: The victim's car, a dark blue 2004 Infiniti coupe with black front rims and silver rear rims


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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