Nevada Official's Body Found in River; 4 Arrested

William McCune was wrapped in blanket, bound with duct tape
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 7, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
Nevada Official's Body Found in River; 4 Arrested
This photo released by the Carson City Sheriff's Office shows William McCune.    ((AP Photo/Carson City Sheriff's Department))

A body believed to be that of Nevada's missing chief insurance examiner was found wrapped in a blanket and bound with duct tape yesterday in a river in Carson City, and four suspects were arrested in the case, authorities said. Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said that while a positive identification and cause of death have not been officially established, investigators believe the body found by searchers in the Carson River is that of William McCune, who disappeared earlier this week.

Authorities suspected foul play after finding evidence Thursday of a bloody, violent struggle in McCune's apartment in Carson City. Deputies were called to the apartment after the 62-year-old McCune failed to board a flight with a co-worker, and other employees couldn't find him at his residence. All four suspects are from the Carson City area, Furlong said, but detectives were unsure of their relationship to McCune or the motive for the slaying. Still, investigators continue to believe McCune's death concerned "personal" matters and was not work-related, the sheriff said. He declined to elaborate. Click for more. (More murder stories.)

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