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One Year Later, Murder of Anna Marie Scott Remains Unsolved

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 3, 2023 2:11 pm

NEVADA – It’s been a year since Anna Marie Scott, 23, was found shot to death in a burning automobile on the interstate between Reno and Carson City, and authorities have yet to provide any new information about her case.

Deputies and first responders were called to the major I-580 overpass between Carson City and Reno shortly after 4 a.m. on a frigid February morning.

According to the report, a vehicle was on fire off the side of the motorway, a busy artery that sees up to 43,000 cars per day.

When firefighters arrived and extinguished the flames, they discovered a gruesome scene: Anna Marie Scott’s body was discovered within the trunk of the automobile. She had been shot to death before being placed in the vehicle, it was later discovered.

Scott had two small children, a daughter, a sister, and was an active member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Her tragedy highlighted the ongoing suffering of indigenous women across the country.

Indigenous women and girls are murdered at a rate ten times that of all other races, and more than 80% of indigenous women have suffered violence throughout their lives.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has not released any information about the Scott case, her whereabouts in previous days, prospective suspects, or specific ways the community might assist.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has never conducted a press conference or disclosed any additional information in the year since Scott’s death was discovered.

On the same day of Scott’s murder, Sparks Police shot and murdered 23-year-old Jacori Shaw. Shaw was wanted for questioning in connection with Scott’s murder, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, but he was never verified as a suspect.

According to authorities, the event involving Shaw’s killing began with a brief foot chase, and a K-9 was deployed. The K-9 attacks Shaw, as shown in the incident footage. According to the incident report, Shaw produced a handgun, at which point cops fired on him.

However, no firearm is shown in Shaw’s hands in the footage. As the K-9 tears at his legs and officers beg Shaw to “drop it now” and “do not move,” he lies spread on the ground, his hands empty. According to the video, authorities believe he threw or dropped a gun in a neighboring section of the apartment complex’s parking lot before being attacked by the dog and shot by police. According to the footage, cops had a tough time finding the gun after Shaw’s body was removed. It is unknown where they eventually found the gun.

This contradicts the news report, which indicated that Shaw pointed a gun at officers before being shot.

Since then, no more ties or suspects in Scott’s case have been made public by law enforcement.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office had not responded to a request for updates on Scott’s case at the time of publishing, other than to refer to this press release.

Credits: Carson Now

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