Suspect arrested in triple homicide in Silver Springs

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SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE:

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 48-year-old Scott Baskette of Silver Springs has been arrested for the deaths of a woman and her parents last weekend in Silver Springs.

Baskette is a former boyfriend of Rebecca Driver who was found dead Saturday, October 7th. The two had separated four weeks ago after a 12 year relationship.

Authorities say Driver was discovered unconscious by her children who called 911. When deputies arrived on scene, she was already deceased.

During the course of the investigation, deputies noticed suspicious circumstances involved in the cause of death and detectives were called.

Later that evening, deputies went to Driver's parents' house to notify them of their daughter's death. They discovered evidence that led them to believe the family could be in danger and immediately entered the home to investigate. Once inside, the deputies found Frank and Coral Evans dead from gunshot wounds.

Driver leaves behind four children, ages 25, 18, 16 and 14.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says evidence and interviews led them to Baskette and his subsequent arrest. He was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol Tuesday, October 10 in the Willow Creek area. A deputy saw the vehicle Baskette was believed to be driving on Highway 299. After a brief chase, the deputy took Baskette into custody. He is currently being held in the detention center in Eureka, California pending extradition to Nevada.

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PREVIOUS STORY:

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office has identified three people found dead in two separate homes in Silver Springs Saturday.

The incident began Saturday when deputies responded to a medical call at 8:17 p.m. in the 2800 block of Tonopah Avenue. They arrived to find 46-year-old Rebecca Driver dead in the home. Another person, who is not a suspect, was giving her CPR, although it is unclear what the relationship is between the two. Deputies say foul play was not evident, but have not released a cause of death.

Deputies then went to a home in the 3000 block of East Third Street to notify the next-of-kin and found two more dead people. They have been identified as Driver's parents, 67-year-old Frank Evans and 68-year-old Coral Evans.

No cause of death has been determined, however, all three are being investigated as homicides.

The Sheriff's Office says they are pursuing leads on multiple persons of interest, although they believe all persons of interest have left the area. They say there is no threat to the community.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Lyon County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 775-436-6620 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office found a body in a Silver Springs home Saturday and when they went to notify that person’s next of kin, they found two more dead people.

“At this time, an investigation is underway to determine if the two incidents are connected, and detectives are actively conducting interviews to gather more information,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement on Sunday.

The incident began Saturday when deputies responded to a medical call at 8:17 p.m. in the 2800 block of Tonopah Avenue. They arrived to find a 46-year-old woman dead in the home, the sheriff’s office said. They did not list a cause of death.

Deputies then went to a home in the 3000 block of East Third Street to notify the next-of-kin and found two more dead people. Their causes of death were also not listed.

The investigation continues.