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UPDATE: Inmate’s death ruled a suicide

An autopsy confirmed the death of a Churchill County Jail inmate as a suicide.

Sheriff Ben Trotter said Billey Stanberry’s death was ruled suicide by hanging after deputies discovered the Fallon resident’s body at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Stanberry was found hanging from the cell bars as his cellmate slept.

Trotter said the investigation is still open, although the CCSO is waiting for a toxicology report.

Stanberry, 48, was also a person of interest by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in the murder of Ryan Petty, 47, of Spanish Springs.

Trotter said Stanberry’s cellmate was questioned about the death, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 23, 2013 10:08AM Published Mar 22, 2013 01:56PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.