Suspect, victim identified in Cold Springs death investigation

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Updated: 7/03/2013 5:55 pm
COLD SPRINGS, Nev. (KRNV & -- Washoe County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the suspect and the woman killed in Cold Springs on Monday.

The woman found dead was Lacee Nicole Shupe, age 22, who was a Cold Springs resident. WCSO says the suspect is Robert Owens, age 41, a Cold Springs resident who was transported for self-inflicted injuries.

The incident happened in the 17100 block of Crystal Canyon Court in the Cold Springs area. WCSO says their investigation shows the incident involved three roommates in which one roommate attacked the other two causing significant injuries.

All three subjects were transported to a local hospital where Shupe succumbed to her injuries. The initial cause of death is believed to be sharp force trauma, however a final determination is pending from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information about these individuals or the incident contact Washoe County Sheriff’s Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at: (775) 322-4900,, or text your tip to 847411 (TIP411) keyword - SW.

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terrisa - 7/3/2013 6:45 PM
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how could she have been found dead but succumb to injuries at the hospital after being transported. I'm confused.

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