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February 21, 2019

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Sheriff: 2 deaths in Reno area investigated as homicides

RENO — Washoe County Sheriff Daren Balaam says the deaths of two adults in a Reno-area home are being investigated as homicides and that there are similarities with two recent killings in Douglas County.

Balaam didn't release the identities of the Reno-area victims found Wednesday or say during a Thursday news conference how they were killed, but the sheriff said the victims were an elderly man and an elderly woman.

The sheriff said the case is a top priority and that his office is working with other agencies in the region to determine whether the two killings are connected with the recent killings of two women in Gardnerville.