RPD Looking for Help in Suspicious Death Case

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. -- Reno Police Department homicide detectives are looking for information in a suspicious death. It is a case that began three weeks ago.

Friday morning detectives were called to Renown Medical Center after a patient, 60-year-old Juan Maestas, died. Maestas had claimed to have been the victim of a beating.

Detectives say that at this point it appears Maestas suffered head trauma on August 10th. That injury occurred on Sierra Street near the Century Theaters. At that time he had to be hospitalized for several days.

Then on August 23rd he was in the 300 block of Record Street and experienced medical problems. He was hospitalized again, but this time stayed in the hospital until he died Friday the 31st.

Police detectives are asking for help from anyone who has any information on where Maestas was or who he was with between August 10th and 23rd.

If you have any information, please call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or www.secretwitness.com, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.

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