The identities of the two people have not been released, pending formal identification and notification of next of kin, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday.
When the incident was first reported, sheriff’s deputies responded to assist the Reno Fire Department with traffic control on the fire. Once Reno firefighters extinguished the flames, bodies of a man and woman were discovered. Sheriff’s detectives were then called out to continue the investigation. The cause of death is still unknown. There was significant damage throughout the rest of the residence caused by the garage fire.
The bodies were taken to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The sheriff’s detectives division encourages anyone with information on this incident to call 328-3320 or Secret Witness at 322-4900, report online at www.secretwitness.com or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword “SW.”