Four Charged In Nevada Murder

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 10:56am

Body of state's chief insurance inspector found in river.

(KRNV) Four people are now facing murder charges in the presumed death of Nevada's chief insurance examiner William McCune after a body was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in the river Saturday - two days after McCune was declared missing and endangered.

It's unclear what relationship 62-year-old McCune had with his four attackers - all of whom are in their early twenties.

But Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said they believe two of them knew the victim, and the crime wasn't about his job with the state or a random act of violence - it was personal.

The investigation is ongoing, but Furlong said it appears the four were after money and the motive may be drug-related.

McCune was reported missing by coworkers when he didn't show up to work on Thursday. When the sheriff's office responded for a welfare check, they found a bloody crime scene and obvious signs of a violent struggle.

Saturday morning they found a man's body in the river wrapped in a blanket. The body still has not been officially identified but Furlong said they believe it is McCune.

Furlong said all four suspects are from Carson City. Three fled to Las Vegas where they were arrested.

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