Four now facing murder charges in connection with missing state official

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Updated: 4/07/2013 5:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Four people are now facing murder charges in the presumed death of Nevada's chief insurance examiner William McCune after a body was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in the river Saturday - two days after McCune was declared missing and endangered.

It's unclear what relationship 62-year-old McCune had with his four attackers - all of whom are in their early twenties.

But Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said they believe two of them knew the victim, and the crime wasn't about his job with the state or a random act of violence - it was personal.

The investigation is ongoing, but Furlong said it appears the four were after money and the motive may be drug-related.

McCune was reported missing by coworkers when he didn't show up to work on Thursday. When the sheriff's office responded for a welfare check, they found a bloody crime scene and obvious signs of a violent struggle.

Saturday morning they found a man's body in the river wrapped in a blanket. The body still has not been officially identified but Furlong said they believe it is McCune.

Furlong said all four suspects are from Carson City. Three fled to Las Vegas where they were arrested.

23-year-old Michael Paul Evans was arrested for murder in Carson City. 20-year-old Anthony Elliot was arrested for murder in Las Vegas. 20-year-old Makyla Blackmore and 22-year-old Raul Garcia were arrested in Las Vegas for burglary, but both are now facing murder charges as well.

Elliot, Blackmore and Garcia are being held at the Clark County Jail.

Furlong said investigators are still processing the crime scene, but it appears the four worked together to rob and murder McCune.

They are still looking for McCune's truck. If you have seen a maroon 2000 Dodge pickup with no license plates call the sheriff's office at 775-887-2500.
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