3 victims identified in Fernley deaths

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Updated: 5/15/2013 11:46 am
UPDATE - 4:40PM - Secret Witness is offering a cash reward in the amount of $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects responsible for four homicides in Fernley.

Crime Tips can be sent to Secret Witness in three ways:
1. Call the Secret Witness Hotline, 322-4900
2. Use the Secret Witness website, www.secretwitness.com
3. Cell Phone Texting to 748411 (TIP 411) and then entering
“SW” and the information in the subject line, or body of the text.

UPDATE - 3:50PM - Three victims have been identified according to Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

The two found dead on Jessica Lane are 84-year-old Robert Pape and 84-year-old Dorothy Pape.

One of the people found dead on Tamsen Road is 67-year-old Angie Duff. The next of kin of the other victim found on Tamsen Road has yet to be told.

The Person of Interest, Jeremiah Bean, has self-admitted gang ties as well as a felony conviction record related to burglary and grand larceny.

LCSO says autopsies are still being conducted today and will not be available until late this evening or tomorrow morning.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 463-6620.

Jeremiah Bean (Nevada Department of Corrections)
Jeremiah Bean (Nevada Department of Corrections)
UPDATE - 11:23AM - According to Jena Adrian, DPS Lieutenant, Bean was previously in the Nevada parole and probation system. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 18, 2012. He was there due to one count of burglary in Lyon County.

Jeremiah Bean (Mug Shot From Lyon County Sheriff's Office)
Jeremiah Bean (Mug Shot From Lyon County Sheriff's Office)
UPDATE - 10:53AM - Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the person of interest is Jeremiah Bean, age 25 of Fernley. Bean has been arrested and booked on burglary charges as a result of his arrest yesterday at the Tamsen address. His bail has been set at $50,000.00.

Autopsies for the five victims (four in Fernley and one on Interstate 80) are scheduled for today at the Washoe County Coroner’s Office and positive identification of the victims could be made today. Next Of Kin for one of the victims has yet to be notified.

FERNLEY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - The Lyon County Sheriff's Office will be holding a news conference at 11am regarding the murders.

Back door of home on Tamsen Road
Back door of home on Tamsen Road
UPDATE: Picture of the home on Tamsen Road where two people were found dead. A dirt road connects the back of this home to the home on Jessica Lane where two more people were found dead.
Home on Jessica Lane
Home on Jessica Lane
UPDATE: North Lyon County Fire Chief Darryl Cleveland says the fire that started at the home in Jessica Lane was arson. He says it was started with paper and wood inside a car parked in the garage.

UPDATE: Tuesday Morning, News 4 spoke with the owner of "Mustang Market" from the Chevron right down the road from where the body was found.

The owner says the victim, whose body was found on the side of the road near the Mustang Exit, worked at the market and never showed up to open the store at 5 a.m. Monday. 

(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)
(News 4 photographer Jeff Deitch)

FERNLEY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Lyon County sheriff's detectives say they've found at least four people dead.

Lyon County investigators say a man and a woman were found dead at a house on Jessica Lane, while another man and woman were found dead at a house around the corner on Tamsen Road. One of the homes does have fire damage, and the fire was said to be intentionally set.

Lyon County Undersheriff Albert Torres says they do have a Person of Interest in custody. That man was arrested around 4pm after he ran to a house two houses west of the Tamsen Road home where the two were found dead. He was tackled by Lyon County SWAT and taken into custody. 

No motive or cause of death has been made public.

Lyon County investigators tell News 4 that this incident might be related to the body found earlier today on Interstate 80 at Mustang.

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Larry - 5/14/2013 7:40 PM
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It's time to start waterboarding this fine person to get some answers as to a motive and who else is involved. Then a public hanging.

N8E PAIUTE - 5/14/2013 8:20 AM
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@ vince a it just goes to show you that little Fernley (tiny prejudice town) is not immune from extreme violence...murder happens anywhere and anytime. Fernley is such a small place hard to believe that its so dang prejudice..LOL *SmDH*

Paladin - 5/14/2013 8:11 AM
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They would't do drugs in FERRRRRRRNNNN-TUCKY would they.

Ttotnmrsmom - 5/13/2013 8:32 PM
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It was not drugs. The first couple found were elderly and the police were notified when the woman failed to show up to her volunteer job at the senior center thrift store. Doesn't sound like a crack deal gone bad.......why does everyone jump to conclusions?

willie1934 - 5/13/2013 5:46 PM
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Drugs are probably involved in this.

vince a - 5/13/2013 5:34 PM
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i grew up in fernley nv it is a blow to here such a horrible act of violence has happened in my home town it is a hard slap of reality to here this has happen back home

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