TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

4 charged in murder of Nevada's chief insurance examiner

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:15 p.m.
 

RENO — Investigators believe four suspects stole property in the apartment of Nevada's chief insurance examiner, then killed him and dumped his body in a river, authorities said on Sunday.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said all four suspects have been booked on murder charges in the death of William McCune, 62, whose blanket-wrapped, duct-tape-bound body was found Saturday.

Initially, Michael Evans, 23, and Anthony Elliot, 20, were booked on murder charges, while Raul Garcia, 22, and Makyla Blackmore, 20, were arrested on burglary charges. But Furlong said that Garcia and Blackmore were later booked on murder charges.

The suspects are from the Carson City area, he said, and the case isn't related to McCune's work for the state.

Investigators found evidence of a bloody, violent struggle in McCune's apartment on Thursday, the same day he was reported missing when he failed to catch a business flight with a co-worker.

Detectives believe McCune knew two of the suspects socially, Furlong said, and the possible motive was the theft of property or money from him driven by illegal drug use. They're still processing evidence at McCune's apartment and trying to compile an accurate list of stolen items, he said.

“We think stealing was quite apparently the motive because they took so much from him,” Furlong said.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Kentucky clerk invokes ‘God’s authority,’ still refuses gay marriage licenses
  2. New Orleans slow to heal 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
  3. Clinton: Women ‘expect’ extremism from terrorists, not GOP candidates
  4. Thousands in New Orleans became targets of unscrupulous contractors
  5. Less sleep increases your chance of catching a cold, researchers say
  6. Russia, China ply cyberdata to exploit U.S. spies
  7. Supreme Court rules against Kentucky county clerk on gay marriage licenses
  8. CDC lauds schools for better nutrition
  9. Lost hiker survived 9 days with broken leg in California’s Sierra Nevada
  10. Postal Service falls short of slower mail delivery standards
  11. McKinley backers balk over mountain’s name change