Investigation Continues Into Fernley, Mustang Killings

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FERNLEY, NV - The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has tentatively identified three of the four victims of the Fernley homicides at two homes from May 13th.

At the home on Jessica Lane, Robert and Dorothy Pape, both 84, were found dead, and one victim at the Tamsen Lane address was 67-year-old Angie Duff. Family of the male victim on Tamsen Lane hasn't been told, so that name isn't being released yet.

All victims are Fernley residents.

Autopsies are still ongoing and causes of death haven't been released.

The house on Jessica Lane has fire damage, apparently from arson. The other house is around the corner.

Investigators say when a person who lives next door to one of homes involved got home Monday, there was an intruder inside the home. That intruder tried to run, but was tackled by officers, and arrested.
That man is 25-year-old Jeremiah Bean, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Bean is charged with burglary after being caught outside a neighbor's home on Tamsen Street. His bail has been set at $50,000. He has a felony record of burglary and larceny.

A search continues for more people who may be involved.

Neighbors say it's a quiet and friendly neighborhood. One man tells KOLO 8 News that he knew the couple living on Jessica Ln. and that in his seven years living in the neighborhood, he never expected something like this to happen.

"Super nice guy always waving hi, hello, always brought me watermelons that he grew in the fall you know. it's just hard to grasp right now that someone murdered them," neighbor Gary Dolling said.

Neighbors also say many children and teenagers live in the area.

Investigators say this case is tied to a body found off I-80 near Mustang Monday morning, but they're not saying how.

Secret Witness is establishing a reward for anyone who has information that helps solve this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 463-6620.

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