Wife Arrested in Husband’s Death in Washoe Valley

Washoe Valley, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Investigations Division have made an arrest in the suspicious death from December 29, 2012.

At approximately 12:35 am, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of trouble unknown at a residence in the 3900 block of Pershing Lane.  During the initial investigation, Deputies located a deceased male inside the residence.  Due to the circumstances surrounding this case, Sheriff’s Detectives were called out to continue the investigation.

On Monday, December 31, 2012, Detectives attended the autopsy and confirmed the deceased was killed by gun fire and the case was ruled a homicide.  The deceased man was identified as Brad Dodd, a 37-year-old Washoe Valley resident.

After an extensive investigation, interviews and review of the evidence it was determined that Shaunna Dodd, a 31-year-old Washoe Valley resident, was the suspect in the suspected murder of her husband, Brad Dodd. She was taken into custody without incident and was booked at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility for one count of Open Murder.  She has no bail.

Anyone having information relating to this case should contact Sheriff’s Office Detective Cox at 775-328-6323, Secret Witness at 775-322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text a Secret Witness tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword – SW.



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 Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.