NHP investigates body found on I-80 at Mustang

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Updated: 5/13/2013 1:57 pm
UPDATE 2:00PM ---

According to Washoe County Sheriff Detective Lt. Jerry Balbridge, the body is believed to be a man in his 50's, and they are not sure of the cause of death. Deputies believe it is a suspicious death, but there are no suspects or arrests at this time.

Balbridge tells News 4 that the victim has family in the area and that a friend lent the victim his truck that is missing. Deputies are looking for a 1998 white GMC Silverado with a Nevada license plate number of 336 UNB, as a vehicle of interest.

The call came into the Sheriff's Office around 8 a.m. this morning, with what deputies say was a frantic call from a female reporting party. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office say they have interviewed a couple of witnesses so far.

The victim's body was found in a ditch off the Mustang Ranch exit off of I-80 East. Both the on and off-ramp are currently blocked off and are expected to be for a while.
UPDATE 10:05AM ---

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office tells News 4 that they're investigating a suspicious death at the scene.
RENO, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) --According to Nevada Highway Patrol, there was a body found deceased near the eastbound Mustang off-ramp from I-80, this morning.

Earlier, Nevada Highway Patrol told News 4 that crews are just arriving on scene of what they believed was an accident and were unsure if any lanes are blocked and how many vehicles were involved.

Chuck Allen with Nevada Highway Patrol tells News 4 that a body was found in a ditch near the off-ramp and Washoe County Sheriff's Office Deputies are on-scene investigating. They are unsure of how the body got there and if it was involved in an accident.

I-80 is not blocked to any traffic and is open, but the east-bound off-ramp at Mustang is closed while deputies investigate the scene.

News 4 has a crew heading to the scene and will have more as it develops.
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retired51 - 5/13/2013 9:51 AM
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It is a good thing NHP isn't investigating this because they don't know how! They are AAA with a gun! Go write some tickets!

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