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Case File: 2045UMNV

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: November 9, 1986
  • Location of Discovery: Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - charred
  • Cause of Death: Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning with 100% thermal burns.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: 135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available at the Washoe County Coroner's Office
  • Fingerprints: Available. Fingerprint card (86-559) at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Levi jeans (31 x 36).
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was sitting in the back seat of a white 1971 two-door Ford Pinto at 320 Evans Avenue. He was witnessed fanning a fire as the car became engulfed in flames. He made no attempt to exit the vehicle.

    The registered owner of the vehicle was Darwin LaFord from Vancouver, Washington. Darwin LaFord was not the victim.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Washoe County Coroner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-785-6114
  • E-Mail
  • Agency Name: Reno Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 775-334-2115

  • Agency Case Number: 1079-86
  • NCIC Case Number: U226276947
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #2115
  • Former Hot Case Number: 716
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Washoe County Coroner's Office

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    Last Updated: 7/11/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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