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Case File: 2060UMNV

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: August 14, 1999
  • Location of Discovery: Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
  • Estimated Date of Death: Hours prior
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Suicide by Overdose of Thiopental
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 45-65 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'4" to 5'5"
  • Weight: 137 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dyed brown with gray roots, curly and 2 inches in length with a brown and gray mustache 3/4 inch in length.
  • Eye Color: Blue-gray
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: 9-inch vertical scar on his stomach.
  • Dentals: Available. Upper, partial dentures.
  • Fingerprints: Available at the WCME Office.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Brown short sleeve pajama top, red plaid boxers, and brown socks.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Eyeglasses.
  • Case History

    Housekeeping at the Colonial Motel Inn discovered the decedent lying in a supine position in the bathtub with his head resting on a pillow. There were two intravenous solutions hanging from the shower rod attached to an IV in the decedent's right arm. He had injected himself with LR and Thiopental.

    He checked in with a Bronx, New York address that did not check out. His luggage tag had the name Carlos F. Otero, which also did not check out.

    A suicide note dated 8/11/1999 was left for his family although there are no references to the names of his family members. The note is on file with the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • 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: ME: 0730-99 / NV0160100; LE: 189998-99
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #7633
  • Former Hot Case Number: 1709
  • 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: 7/13/13 - By: DD / Hot Case Coordinator


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