Deputies investigating New Year’s death in Stateline |

Deputies investigating New Year’s death in Stateline

Adam Jensen

STATELINE, Nev. – Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a Incline Village High School graduate at Horizon Casino Resort New Year’s Day.

Deputies do not suspect criminal activity was involved in the death, but the incident remains under investigation, said Capt. John Milby.

“At this point we have no evidence of foul play,” Milby said during a phone interview Thursday.

Guests at Horizon Casino Resort found David Marriner, 26, at the bottom of a stairwell at the casino about 7 a.m. with injuries consistent with falling down the stairs, Milby said.

Marriner was taken to Washoe Medical Center in Reno, where he later died, Milby said.

It is unclear how long Marriner was in the stairwell prior to the guests finding him, but it may have been as long as three hours, Milby said.

Deputies do not believe anyone witnessed how Marriner received the injuries leading to his death.

The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting toxicology results for Marriner prior to determining the cause of death. The results could take up to nine weeks, Milby said.

People who were with the 2002 Incline Village High School graduate told deputies Marriner may have ingested drugs and/or alcohol prior to being found in the stairwell.

Deputies have yet to receive video surveillance from the casino, Milby said. Although there is not footage from the stairwell where Marriner was found, nearby cameras may yield additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding his death, Milby said.

Deputies list Marriner’s last place of residence as Gardena, Calif.

A memorial for the former Incline Village High School senior class vice president was held at the North Shore Tuesday.

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