Body found in Pyramid Lake Saturday

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

Update: The body found in Pyramid Lake over the weekend has been identified as 70-year-old Diana Wong of Sparks, who was reported missing several days earlier. The cause and manner of her death are still under investigation.

Original story

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person found in Pyramid Lake Saturday morning.


According to WCSO, someone found a body unresponsive in the water on the west side of Pyramid Lake shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Officers with the Pyramid Lake Tribal Police responded to the area of Washout Beach and were able to confirm that the person was dead. Detectives from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office were notified and are conducting a joint investigation with the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The person has not been identified and the manner and cause of death is pending autopsy results.

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