Cold Springs homicide victim identified as Lacee Shupe |

Cold Springs homicide victim identified as Lacee Shupe

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Lacee Shupe

Douglas High graduate and former Gardnerville resident Lacee Nicole Shupe, 22, was identified as the woman killed in a disturbance at her Cold Springs home early Monday morning.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Shupe and another roommate were allegedly injured in an altercation with roommate, Robert Owens, 41.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of suspicious circumstances in the 17100 block of Crystal Canyon Court at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

The initial cause of death is believed to be stabbing or a wound caused by a sharp edge, however a final determination is pending from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

All three subjects were transported to a local hospital where victim, Shupe, succumbed to her injuries.

Details from the preliminary investigation indicate the suspect is Robert Owens, 41, a Cold Springs resident who was transported for self-inflicted injuries.

Shupe was a member of SkillsUSA and Douglas County FFA. She graduated in 2009.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information about these individuals or the incident contact Washoe County Sheriff’s Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at: (775) 322-4900,, or text your tip to 847411 (TIP411) keyword – SW.