Sheriff's detectives investigating Peavine death

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help with any information that might help in the ongoing investigation of a body found inside an SUV on the northeast side of Peavine Mountain Thursday night.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m. January 25, 2018, dispatch was notified of a possible body inside the SUV on a Peavine access road about a mile up the mountain from Virginia Street. Deputies found the blue Toyota RAV4 and confirmed the body of a white man inside.

Sheriff’s Office detectives are conducting the death investigation and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or witnessed any suspicious people or activity in the area during the past week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

The Washoe County Medical Examiner will conduct an investigation to determine cause of death and confirm the identity of the man.