Notice from Sheriff Hickox -- Body Found in Lahontan

  • 2022-05-25, 04:10 PM
  • Source: Churchill County Sheriff
Notice from Sheriff Hickox -- Body Found in Lahontan File Photo Lahontan State Park
Death being treated as a suspicious

On May 21st, at approximately 4:40 p.m. the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and notified that the body of an adult male was found floating in Lake Lahontan near Blackbird point.   A joint response involving Nevada State Park Rangers and members of the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area where the body was reported to be floating.

The body, later identified as Jimmy Lane a 38 years old, Fernley, Nevada resident was located, photographed and removed from the lake.   The body of Jimmy Lane was transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy with toxicology testing.

The death is being treated and investigated as a suspicious death at this time and no further details can be released pending that investigation.  


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Source: Churchill County Sheriff



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