Carson City murder suspect found dead

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Updated: 12/31/2013 10:12 am
LATEST: 12/30/13, 1:48 p.m.
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Reno Police Department confirm that they have found the body of Michael Brentlinger at Manzanita Park, after an apparent suicide.

Brentlinger was wanted by the Carson City Sheriff's Department on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Update: 12/30/13, 11:52 a.m.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Michael Brentlinger is still at large, wanted in connection to the murder of a man and attempted murder of a his daughter in Carson City on Saturday. A
uthorities are still not releasing the identities of the victims.

According to Sheriff Ken Furlong, the search for Brentlinger has expanded into California and Idaho, because he has known acquaintances in those states. Deputies say Brentlinger is believed to still be armed.

Furlong says Brentlinger used to live at the home and dated the teen. He was arrested on December 5 on a trespassing charge, when he returned to the home after the woman was granted a personal protection order against him.

Although the woman sustained a bullet wound to the head, the injury is not life-threatening. She is being treated at a local hospital.
Michael Rentlinger (Carson City Sheriff's Office)
Michael Rentlinger (Carson City Sheriff's Office)

Original: 12/28/13, 9:17 a.m.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Carson City detectives are searching for 22-year-old Michael Brentlinger in connection with the shooting death of one man and injury of a 19-year-old woman, in what appears to be a domestic dispute. Sheriff Ken Furlong says the suspect is armed and dangerous.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on the 2800-block of Carmine Street in Carson City, around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputies found the man dead and the woman with a gunshot wound to the head. The woman is being treated at Renown Medical Center and her condition is unknown.

The victim's names have not been released, but officials have confirmed they are father and daughter. 
Furlong says Brentlinger was recently in custody in the Carson City Jail on charges relating to an alleged assault against the female victim in this case, and the nature of their relationship is unclear at this time.

Officials say Brentlinger fled the scene in a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with Nevada license plate 948-XAT. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you've seen Brentlinger or the car, call Carson City Sheriff's Office at 775-887-2013 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.
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Justdoit - 12/30/2013 3:39 PM
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Call this loser what you want but we all owe him thanks for saving the tax payers many dollars.

Kramer - 12/30/2013 3:08 PM
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Kramer - 12/30/2013 2:45 PM
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let me googlemap where is Manzanita park? simple info, Nv4 too busy "breaking" bad

yroph16718 - 12/30/2013 2:07 PM
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It's sad what happend to the girlfriend and the father but this junk that killed him self good for him I hope he go stright to hell and I'm glad you shot your self!!!!!!!!!!!

localNV - 12/29/2013 9:18 PM
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Locked and Loaded....for his arrival.

oldguyincc - 12/29/2013 8:20 PM
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to temeculajim: ABSOLUTELY!!! You never need a gun until you need it desperately. I have been in a gunfight, and have avoided two just because the other people knew I was armed. Yes, I love my gun.

nubgnngs42 - 12/29/2013 7:58 AM
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Temeculajim, sure do. Beats having Pelosi or Feinstein lead us to slaughter as the sheep in Cal and NY are.

temeculajim - 12/28/2013 10:56 PM
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you nevaden just love your guns!!!

HLLRZR - 12/28/2013 7:26 PM
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The article was straight forward. I appreciate being able to get my Reno news where I live now. It was a little embarrassing to have to share it with family when someone either does not care to or can't remember to proof read a bit..

B i l l - 12/28/2013 6:55 PM
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Denton & oldguyincc Yes, I understood it. No, I don't think "breaking news" is a reason not to proofread your copy. It is sloppy and unprofessional.

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