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Body Pulled from Truckee River Identified as 49-Year-Old Homeless Man, Pending Investigation

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, May 25, 2023 10:47 am

Reno, NV – The Washoe County coroner has confirmed the identity of the body recovered from the Truckee River on Tuesday as 49-year-old Loren Nichols. While Nichols is believed to be homeless, authorities are still conducting further investigations to gather more information about his background and circumstances.

The cause and manner of Nichols’ death remain undetermined at this time, as the medical examiner awaits the completion of an autopsy and toxicology testing. These crucial examinations will provide valuable insights into the circumstances surrounding his tragic passing.

The incident unfolded on Tuesday afternoon when emergency services received a distress call around 3:00 p.m., directing them to the vicinity of Coney Island Drive near South McCarran Blvd. Sparks Police responded swiftly to the scene, prompted by a concerned individual who had spotted the body while on a nearby bike path. The witness immediately dialed 911 to report the distressing discovery.

Law enforcement officials are now working diligently to piece together the events leading up to the tragic incident. The investigation aims to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Nichols’ presence in the river and the events leading to his untimely death. The community eagerly awaits further updates from the authorities as they strive to unravel this unsettling mystery.

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