Thong found near body of Brianna Denison a 'taunt' for police?

Reno police released the photograph of a thong found near Brianna Denison's body, but determined through DNA testing to not belong to her.

Reno police released the photograph of a thong found near Brianna Denison's body, but determined through DNA testing to not belong to her.

Reno police released today a photograph of thong underwear found near the body of Brianna Denison, but with DNA on them from another woman and the man suspected in Denison's abduction and murder, a press release states.

Denison, 19, disappeared from Reno home on Jan. 20. Friday her body was found strangled in a vacant field on Sandhill Drive in southeast Reno.

According to investigators, the underwear, black with a cartoon of the Pink Panther and pink hearts on them, were discovered at the scene. DNA testing determined the thong had not been worn by Denison.

"Forensic analysis of the underwear has found the DNA of an unknown female," the release states.

The Reno Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying this underwear. Anyone who may have owned a pair of this particular underwear or knows someone who may have owned a pair of this underwear is strongly encouraged to contact the Reno Police Department.

The Reno Police Department is still seeking the community's assistance in identifying anyone with the following or similar characteristics and/or a vehicle possibly with the following notables:

- Extended cab pickup truck or SUV with a forward mount dome light near the windshield, floor-mounted console that was described as "fairly skinny" that opens in front towards the rear of the vehicle, a stereo with blue and red LED lights, cloth seats, and an automatic transmission.

- A baby shoe was observed on the front seat floor board. An 8 1/2" x 11" white pieces of paper with typing on the floor board of the front seat.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 28 to 40 years old, taller than 5'6" but not excessively so, a belly that was described as not excessively large and firm but not flabby, an "innie" belly button, shaved pubic region, a light covering of hair on his arms, and facial hair about a quarter to a half an inch long below his chin which was soft.

Information can discreetly be provided via telephone to the Reno Police Department tip line @ 775-745-3521

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