Investigators with the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ofelia Murillo, 55, on Nov. 4, on charges of open murder in the death of her ex-husband, Cesar R. Alvarado-Jauregui, on Sprig Lane back on Sept. 25. Bail is set at $1 million dollars.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 423-3116 and ask to speak to an investigator.
Single vehicle rollover
On Nov. 3 just before 8 p.m., the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle rollover accident in the 3000 block of Casey Road. The driver of the vehicle, Samanatha Peccorini, 33, a Churchill County resident, was transported to Banner Churchill Community Hospital where she later died. The passenger in the vehicle was also transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
Death at Sand Mountain on Halloween
On Oct. 31 at approximately 12:46 a.m. the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle rollover accident with injuries on Sand Mountain. The responding deputy was advised upon his arrival at the scene that the operator of one of the vehicles was deceased.
Initial investigation revealed that a quad and a side-by-side UTV had been involved in a collision causing a rollover near the top of a dune. The deceased was identified as the quad operator, Juan Velazquez Vargas, 32, of San Jose, Calif. The driver of the UTV is cooperating with investigators.
These two investigations are ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.