Sheriff’s Office seizes vehicle in homicide investigation

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies seized a vehicle to be processed for forensic evidence on Wednesday as they continue to investigate the death of a man found in a Fernley house Christmas Eve.

According to the LCSO, at approximately 10:25 p.m. on Dec. 24, Lyon County dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a man 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.


Results of an autopsy and the official cause of death have not been released, and likewise, LCSO said results of the forensic testing of the vehicle seized Wednesday are not being released at this time.

The vehicle was seized Wednesday when LCSO, with the assistance of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Investigation Section, executed a search and seizure warrant.

The LCSO says it remains confident there is no on-going threat to the public.

The sheriff’s office is urging anyone who has information regarding the death of Dean Sandoval to contact the KCSI 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.

One thought on “Sheriff’s Office seizes vehicle in homicide investigation

  • March 2, 2023 at 9:12 am

    What the hell I s going with this
    Case ???


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