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December 6, 2012
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Two bodies found in Voltaire Canyon

Two dead bodies were found in Voltaire Canyon Thursday morning, a half a mile from nearby residences, near the water tower.

According to the Carson City Sheriff's office, when deputies responded to the call, placed around 8:30 a.m., they found two adults, a Native American male and a white female. Investigators found both victims suffered from gunshot wounds and a weapon was found.

A vehicle was found near the scene, and registered to a local address, but not owned by either of the two found at the scene. The Washoe Tribal Police were called to assist in the investigation, although the bodies were not found on tribal land.

Voltaire Canyon is located in Southwest Carson City just north of Highway 50 to Lake Tahoe.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time and anyone with information should contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office at 775-887-2500 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 6, 2012 02:30PM Published Dec 6, 2012 02:27PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.