Body found in Storey County identified as missing Dayton woman

Body found in search for Dayton woman

UPDATE: 5/18, 5:15 p.m.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office has announced in a news release that the remains found in the Virginia Range area have been positively identified as Toni Davis by the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office.

Authorities said Davis died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

During a separate search on May 17, investigators recovered a gun, believed to be the murder weapon, buried on a property in Mark Twain Estates, according to Lyon County sheriff's deputies.


The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports that a body has been found in the search for 60-year-old Toni Davis from Dayton, and a suspect is in custody.

Lyon County Investigation Bureau Commander Rob Hall tells News 4-Fox 11 that it is the body of Toni Davis. An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to determine the cause of death and to make a positive identification.

Hall says Davis' brother-in-law, 55-year-old James Hamrick of Dayton, has been arrested in connection with with the death. He is currently being held at the Lyon County Detention Center in Yerington and charged with open murder with a no bail hold.

Davis went missing in the afternoon of Thursday, April 28.

Officials tell News 4-Fox 11 the body was found in the area of Six Mile Canyon in a remote location in Storey County the evening of May 17, 2016.

A spokesperson for the Lyon County Sheriff's Office says that a gunshot wound is the suspected cause of death, though it will not be confirmed until an autopsy is performed.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who may have any information regarding this case to please contact the Sheriff's Office (Agency Case Number: 16LY01489) at 775-577-5206 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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