Washoe Valley woman being held without bail in murder of her husband
A 31-year-old Washoe Valley woman has been arrested and faces a charge of murder in the death of her husband found inside a home Dec. 29, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office reports.
Shaunna Dodd was arrested Thursday by Washoe County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Investigations Division. She was taken into custody without incident and was booked at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility for one count of Open Murder, authorities said. She has no bail. Her 37-year-old husband, Brad Dodd, died by gun fire, an autopsy performed Monday confirmed.
At approximately 12:35 am, Dec. 29, Washoe County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a report of trouble unknown at a residence in the 3900 block of Pershing Lane. During the initial investigation, deputies found Dodd dead inside the home. Because of the circumstances surrounding this case, detectives began an investigation and it was learned on Monday that he died by gun fire, according to a Washoe County Sheriff's Office news release.
After an extensive investigation, interviews and review of the evidence it was determined that Shaunna Dodd, the wife of Brad Dodd, was suspected in the murder.
Anyone having information relating to this case should contact Sheriff's Office Detective Cox at (775) 328-6323, Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900, www.secretwitness.com, or text a Secret Witness tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.