All Fernley Victims ID'd; New Charges Pending Against Suspect

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Jeremiah Bean, accused of killing five people in Fernley and Mustang. Courtesy Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

Jeremiah Bean, accused of killing five people in Fernley and Mustang. Courtesy Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

FERNLEY, NV - All five victims in the Fernley killing case from this week have been identified, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

The two not ID'd until Wednesday are 69-year-old Lester Leiber of Fernley and 52-year-old Eliazar Graham of Sparks.

In addition, sheriff's investigators are asking the district attorney's office for extra charges against Jeremiah Bean, already charged with burglary. They want him charged with open murder, arson, burglary, larceny and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Investigators say it appears Monday morning, Bean killed Robert and Dorothy Pape, both 84, at their house on Jessica Lane, then set their house on fire and drove their pickup to the Mustang area, where he experienced engine trouble and killed Graham, who apparently happened upon Bean. The timeline isn't clear on when 67-year-old Angie Duff and Lieber were killed in a home on Tamsen Lane, just around the corner from the other home. All the victims appear to have been shot to death.

Investigators say this appears to be an isolated incident and they don't think there is a second suspect at large. They haven't established a motive or specific connection between the Fernley victims.

The information was released during a news conference Wednesday afternoon from Fernley. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office worked with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and state fire marshal, plus Lyon County District Attorney and Lyon County Fire Department, on this case.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 775-463-6620.


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