Death at Washoe County Jail under investigation

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Updated: 8/26 1:43 pm
UPDATE: 1:41 p.m., 8/26/14

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detectives has received formal identification of an inmate who passed away at the Washoe County Detention Facility on Sunday morning.

The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old Kerry A Roop of Reno.

Roop was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on August 22, 2014. WCSD says she had been ordered by Washoe District Court to serve a 48-hour commitment after failing to comply with a previous court order.

This is an ongoing investigation. According to Detectives, there are no signs of foul play and no suspects at this time. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.





RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate in the Washoe County Detention Facility over the weekend.

According to a press release, the deceased is described as a white female in her mid-thirties. She was discovered in her cell at approximately 5 a.m. on August 24.

According to investigators, there are no signs of foul play and there are no suspects at this time. Exact cause of death will be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The identity of the inmate will be released after the Medical Examiner’s Office has completed formal identification and next of kin notification.
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