Man found dead in Lampe Park ID’d |

Man found dead in Lampe Park ID’d

Record-Courier Staff Report
Evidence is collected from Lampe Park where a dead body was discovered in the creek that runs through the park on Monday morning.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

A body found at Lampe Park in Gardnerville was identified as that of William Murphey Sheerin, 24, of Gardnerville.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Sheerin was found Monday morning kneeling face-down in Lampe Creek by park rangers.

The cause of death is suspected to be drowning, Sgt. Pat Brooks said. The cause will not be determined until after the autopsy and toxicology reports have been completed.

The body was found about 8:21 a.m.

Receipts found from a local store show Sheerin purchased alcohol and cigarettes Sunday. It is unknown how Sheerin arrived at the park. No obvious trauma was visible, and no foul play is suspected.

Anyone who might have had contact with Sheerin in the last 48 hours of his life is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at 775-782-9905.

Sheerin is 2008 graduate of Douglas High School, where he played football and ran track.