Murder suspect captured in Incline Village | SierraSun.com

Murder suspect captured in Incline Village

Staff report
Sean Purdy
Provided/Tahoe Daily Tribune

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A manhunt for a murder suspect at Lake Tahoe ended with an arrest Thursday afternoon.

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and partnering agencies spent 12 and a half hours searching for Amador County fugitive in Incline Village before he was apprehended. 

Sean Purdy, 20, is suspected of killing his father, 52-year-old Lance Purdy, at the family residence in Pine Grove.

According to a post on Facebook from Uber Driver Dean Lavorante, Purdy requested an Uber and Lyft driver using his real name. The Lyft driver called the sheriff’s office when he recognized Purdy.

“We have to appreciate when people step up and work that hard for the safety of the community,” WSCO Public Information Officer Bob Harmon said. 

He will be booked in Washoe County on local charges of obstructing justice and resisting arrest. Amador County will continue investigating the homicide.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune is a sister publication of the Sierra Sun.


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