Body found in Fernley |

Body found in Fernley

by staff

FERNLEY – The partially decomposed body of a woman was discovered Tuesday in a remote area near Interstate 80 east of Fernley.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman, whose identity was not released, was shot several times more than two months ago.

Investigators said Wednesday they were able to identify the woman through dental records. They are waiting until next of kin can be notified before releasing her name. They said she is from out of state.

“We are working with an out-of-state agency on this case,” said Churchill County Sheriff Bill Lawry. The body was found near the Nightingale turnout in Churchill County near the Lyon County line.