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Washoe Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating two shooting deaths in Cold Springs

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Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 2:33 PM PST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2021 at 4:25 PM PST
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COLD SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) - 4 P.M. UPDATE: The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the death of a couple in Cold Springs appeared to be a murder suicide.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the discovery, made Sunday, November 14, 2021, shortly before 1:30 A.M. at the home on the 18000 block of Cedar View Drive.

The Coroner’s Office says James Bennion, 44, died as the result of an apparent suicide. 47-year-old Sheila Bennion’s death has been ruled a homicide. Both had been shot in the head.

The Sheriff’s Office says there are no outstanding suspects in the investigation and there is no threat to the community.

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