Report: Man arrested in connection with Reno double homicide |

Report: Man arrested in connection with Reno double homicide

Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam speaks at a press conference Thursday.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities arrested a man Saturday in connection with a double homicide in southwest Reno, the Reno Gazette Journal reports.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong told the RGJ that a man was in custody and being held on an immigration charge. He was arrested Saturday in a parking lot in Carson City.

The man’s name has not been released, and he has not been named a suspect in the murders, according to the RGJ.

Law enforcement will hold a press conference to provide updates on the investigations at 1 p.m. today.

Authorities say there are similarities between the Reno case, which happened on La Guardia Lane, and two killings that occurred in Douglas County within five days of each other.

The victims in all three cases were elderly and considered vulnerable. Also, a firearm was used to kill the victims — a detail the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday.

The medical examiner also identified the victims in the Reno killings: 81-year-old Gerald David and 80-year-old Sharon David. The two were married.

“We have established one more similarity between the La Guardia Lane investigation and the Douglas County homicides, however, we are still unable to confirm an absolute connection,” Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. As these cases develop, law enforcement will continue with our regional collaborative effort aimed at increasing the safety of the public while we work toward bringing those responsible for these crimes to justice.”

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