Fernley, Nevada, the sleepy bedroom community approximately 30 miles east of Reno, is suffering an incredible blow tonight. Detectives have confirmed four homicides in two separate homes with four dead.
Lyon County sheriff’s detectives have confirmed they are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman dead at each of the two residences; they are considering it a homicide investigation. The suspect is still at large with one or more persons involved.
One of the homes, on Jessica Lane, has fire damage from arson. The other home is around the corner on Tamsen Road.
Fernley is a quiet town of fewer than 20,000 residents as of the 2010 census. It is home to the Amazon.com warehouse and is not far from the Fallon Air Force Base.
Fallon was once the center of some controversy over a children’s cancer cluster.
Local news stations will be covering the story with updated details as authorities provide information as it relates to the capture of the suspect or a motive for the crimes.
By Dawn Cranfield
Senior Correspondent/Product Specialist