Winnemucca man arrested for murder

Winnemucca Police Department (WPD) detectives arrested Carlos Torres, 27, in connection with the death of a female found at the Country Hearth Inn the evening of March 27.

According a WPD press release, WPD personnel found a white adult female unresponsive on the floor at 8:45 p.m. Assisting HGH EMS personnel determined the female subject was deceased. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next-of-kin, stated Winnemucca Police Chief Bill Dalley.

Through the coordination of WPD Detectives, Nevada Division of Investigation and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, officers were able to identify and arrest Torres. According to the release, Torres was originally taken into custody for obstructing an investigation but further investigation presented probable cause to charge Torres with Open Murder. Torres was booked into the Humboldt County Detention Facility with a no bail hold.

The release states, “This is an active and on-going investigation. To protect the integrity of this case and for the benefit of the deceased, no further information will be released at this time until the case is thoroughly investigated.”

The WPD asks that if anyone has information about the case to contact the WPD at 775-623-6396 or call Secret Witness at 775-623-6969.