by Wheeler Cowperthwaite
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April 5, 2013
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Nevada chief insurance examiner missing

Nevada’s chief insurance examiner is missing, and Carson City authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding him.

William McCune, 62, was reported missing on Thursday after he failed to show up for a business flight, said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Co-workers knocked on his apartment door on Wednesday and received no reply, although his car was parked in front of the Villas of Dolphin Bay Apartments in the 700 block of Silver Oak Drive.

On Thursday, after McCune’s travel partner called their boss to report McCune was not on the flight, co-workers went back to his apartment.

This time, his vehicle was gone, and they called the sheriff’s office.

The first deputy on scene found clear signs of a struggle in the apartment and called for detectives, according to Furlong.

The vehicle was later found at an adjacent apartment complex.

McCune is employed with the state and has been listed as a missing and endangered person. He is described as 5 feet, 9 inches and bald, with blue eyes.

“We’re treating it as foul play,” Capt. Ken Sandage said. “The sheriff’s office is taking every precaution and will collect biological evidence, including blood, that would be otherwise lost in its current form.”

McCune’s second vehicle, a 2000 maroon Dodge Dakota pickup with tinted windows and the license plate 769XTL, has not been found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigation Division at 775-283-7851 or the Communications Center at 775-887-2013.

According to McCune’s Linked In page, he has been chief insurance examiner at State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Division of Insurance since December 2009.

He previously worked as market analyst chief for the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking for eight years.


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The Record Courier Updated Apr 5, 2013 05:15PM Published Apr 8, 2013 11:32AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.