Body found confirmed to be missing Dayton woman; gun also found

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DAYTON, Nev. (KOLO) - 5:14 p.m. update:
The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed a woman found dead in the Virginia Range is Toni Davis, the Lyon County Sheriff's Office said.

Davis died from a gunshot to the head, the office said. A separate search on Tuesday found the gun they believe was used in the murder.

Original story:
Lyon County detectives say based on witness information, they have found a body during their search for 60-year-old Toni Davis, and while they have not positively identified the body, they believe it is hers and they have arrested a suspect.

In cooperation with the Nevada Division of Investigations and with the assistance of the Washoe County Crime Lab, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 55-year-old James Hamrick of Dayton. He is being held at the Lyon County Detention Center in Yerington and charged with Open Murder with a No Bail Hold. No motive information has been released, but he is Davis' brother-in-law.

An autopsy is being performed May 18.

Detectives had said they believed Davis' disappearance was foul play after finding several pieces of evidence in Davis' Dayton home. The body was found the night of May 17, 2016 in the Virginia Range in remote Storey County, which investigators had made the focus of their search based on evidence.

Investigators had asked the public if anyone had seen the blue Chevy truck, pictured, with Nevada license plate number 800-UPT around the Mark Twain area of Dayton, Six Mile Canyon, Virginia City, Mound House, or Reno on Thursday, April 28 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. That's the last time Davis was reported seen.

Lyon County investigators say they had no reason to believe there was any threat to the community.

If you have information that can help the case, please call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office at 775-577-5206 or Secret Witness at 322-4900 in reference to case number 16LY01489.

LCSO photo of area just north of 6-Mile Canyon where body was found
James Hamrick mugshot courtesy Lyon County Sheriff's Office