Former Deputy DA Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

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RENO, NV - Former Washoe County Deputy District Attorney Roger Whomes was found dead Tuesday night of an apparent suicide, according to Reno police.

Police were called to a home on Royal Drive on reports of a man possibly dead in a driveway. They found Whomes, having shot himself, according to preliminary police reports and an autopsy. He died after being taken to a hospital.

Police say no foul play is suspected.

Whomes ran against DA Dick Gammick for that post in 2010 and lost. Recently, he has worked for the Washoe Public Defender's Office, according to his LinkedIn page, and spent some time in Winnemucca.

Whomes was 58 years old.