Second body discovered in rural Storey County
STOREY COUNTY – State authorities are investigating the death of a Carson City man whose body was found three miles east of Virginia City on mining land.
Police were called to the private property about 9 p.m. Sunday after a couple and their dog happened upon the remains some 200 yards from Six Mile Canyon Road in Storey County, said Lt. Mike Allen of the state’s Department of Public Safety Investigations Division. Storey County police turned the investigation over to the state.
An autopsy was completed Monday afternoon, but Allen declined to release the victim’s name and cause of death until next of kin have been notified.
Investigators spent hours late Sunday and early Monday morning scouring the dirt trail and canyon where the man’s body was found. It appeared to have been in the area for more than a day, Allen said.
The clothed body was found slightly off a dirt road that had been blocked by large boulders. The area appears to be accessible only by foot.
Allen said investigators weren’t sure if the man died at the location or was taken there after death by someone. He said there was no campsite or vehicle found nearby.
“There are suspicious circumstances,” said Allen.
This is the second body in as many days found in or near the historic county northeast of Carson City.
The body of a 25-year-old Reno man last seen a month ago was pulled from the Truckee River east of Reno at the Storey County line by divers Saturday.
Washoe County sheriff’s deputies said a fisherman spotted Oscar Flores-Perez’s Ford Explorer submerged in the water about 4:30 p.m.
Diver’s discovered Flores-Perez’s body inside the vehicle.
According to a preliminary investigation, the westbound vehicle went off a dirt road that borders the Truckee between Patrick and Mustang and rolled into the river.
The victim was last seen March 24 leaving a business in the Patrick area. He was reported missing four days later.
The body and truck were found near the old McCarran Ranch.