Update: Officials ID woman’s body found in Nevada’s Coal Mine Canyon

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ELKO COUNTY, Nevada, Oct. 26, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a  woman whose body was located in the Coal Mine Canyon area of Elko, Nevada.

Detectives from the Elko County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed the victim’s identity as that of Shannon Nye, 47, from Elko, said a statement from the sheriff’s office.

“On Oct. 21 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Elko County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a hunter had found an unidentified body in the area of Coal Mine Canyon,” said a previous news release from the sheriff’s office.

Detectives responded to the scene and determined that the body was that of a female.

“Due to the condition of the female, an identity could not be determined at the scene,” the news release said. “A full autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death and identity of the victim.”

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call the Elko County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 775-748-1684.


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