GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Park Rangers located 24-year-old William Murphey Sheerin from Gardnerville, NV kneeling face down in the creek this morning. The cause of death is suspected as drowning, however final cause will not be determined until after the autopsy and toxicology reports have been completed.
During the investigation, receipts found from a local store show that Sheerin purchased alcohol and cigarettes last night. It is unknown as to how Sheerin arrived at the park. There was no obvious trauma and no foul play is suspected at this time.
Anyone who may have had contact with Sheerin in the last 48 hours is encouraged to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Division at 775-782-9905.