On Tuesday, December 17th at approximately 3pm, a hiker found the body an elderly male in a ravine between the Carson Regional Medical Center and Lakeview Estates south of Lakeview Hill and Interstate I-580.
Carson City Sheriff’s Office Coroner, Investigators and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit responded to the location and removed the body. The body was transported to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Reno where an autopsy was conducted on Thursday December 19 2019. The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as 74 year old Carson City resident James Tickner. The cause of death has yet to be determined by the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office. No evidence of foul play was located and exposure to the elements may be a factor in Tickner’s death.
James Tickner was last seen in Carson City on November 30 2019 and he was reported missing by a roommate on December 3 2019.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch
(775) 887-2677, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Investigations Captain Brian Humphrey (775)283-7850 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900