REMAINS OF MISSING PERSON LOCATED AND IDENTIFIED
On June 21 2020, a 26-year-old Redding California resident, Jered Stefansky was reported missing to the Redding Police Department. Jered was last seen on June 19 2020 as he left Redding and traveled to the Carson City/ Moundhouse area in Nevada. Jered was to meet his associates on Martin Drive in Moundhouse and return to Redding on June 19th. Jered never returned to his home in Redding. The Redding Police Department forwarded the missing persons report to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Both law enforcement agencies investigated Jered’s disappearance.
On March 16, 2021, human remains were located in a shallow grave at a remote area near Rye Patch Reservoir in Pershing County, Nevada. The human remains were sent to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Reno for examination on December 14, 2021.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office notified the Carson City Sheriff’s Office that the human remains found at Rye Patch Reservoir were identified as being Jered Stefansky through DNA testing. Jered Stefanksy’s family was notified of Jered’s remains being located.
The following agencies assisted in the investigation of Jered’s disappearance and recovery: The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Pershing County Sheriff’s, Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation-Reno.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Investigation Division, Detective Sam Hatley (775)283-7852, Sgt Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office (775) 463-660, Pershing County Sheriff’s Office (775) 273-2641 or Secret Witness (775)322-4900