For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. May 15, 2013. The Washoe County Medical Examiner and Coroner’s Office is assisting Lyon and Washoe County law enforcement following the five deaths earlier this week in Fernley and East Washoe County. Autopsies on the five victims in Monday’s homicide cases were completed yesterday by the Washoe County Medical Examiner and Coroner’s Office.
“At the request of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, we performed the autopsies on the five victims,” said Washoe County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ellen Clark. “All the victims have been positively identified and we’ve provided findings from the examinations to law enforcement.”
Dr. Clark serves as the chief medical examiner and coroner for Washoe County and works with law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada and parts of northeastern California.
The mission of the Washoe County Medical Examiner and Coroner's Office is to investigate unexpected and unexplained deaths in order to identify and report on the cause and manner of death. The office applies scientific investigative techniques and medical procedures using integrity and compassion to serve families and public agencies impacted by sudden unexpected death.
For more information on the Washoe County Medical Examiner and Coroner’s Office, visit www.washoecounty.us/coroner.