LCSO investigating death of man found in Fernley home Dec. 24

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has initiated a homicide investigation involving the death of a man found in a Fernley home Dec. 24.

According to the LCSO, at approximately 10:25 p.m. on Dec. 24, Lyon County dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a male subject had been found, unconscious and not breathing, inside a home in the 600 block of Canary Circle in Fernley.

The North Lyon Fire Department and deputies from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office were immediately dispatched to the scene and found 57-year old Fernley resident Dean Sandoval dead in the home.


Due to suspicious circumstances located at the scene, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Investigations Division responded to the scene and initiated a homicide investigation. An autopsy of Sandoval’s remains was conducted by the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The results of the autopsy, as well as an official cause of death, are currently pending.

The LCSO Investigations Division says there is no current threat to the community.

Anyone who has any information regarding the death of Dean Sandoval is urged to contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Investigations Division at (775) 577-5206 or by email at Callers may also remain anonymous by contacting Secret Witness: at or by text or phone at (775) 322-4900.

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