Sheriff’s Office investigates a deceased male found in south Reno home

Reno, NV…The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Investigations Division is investigating a death involving an undisclosed deceased male that was located inside a residence in south Reno.

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2013, Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a possible deceased individual on Taurus Circle in the Virginia Foothills. Deputies arrived at the location and discovered a male, later determined to be deceased, inside the residence.

Due to the circumstances surrounding this case, Sheriff’s Detectives were called out to continue the investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation. The cause of death is pending a medical examination which will be completed by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office. The decedent’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone having information relating to this case should contact a Sheriff’s Office Detective at 775-328-6323, Secret Witness at 775-322-4900,, 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.