Additional Evidence in Denison Murder Investigation Public's help sought in identifying owner of evidence found near Denison murder scene.
On January 20, 2008, Brianna DENISON, 19 years old, disappeared from 1395 Mackay Court in Reno, Nevada. On February 15, 2008, Brianna was found deceased in a vacant field on Sandhill Drive in southeast Reno, the apparent victim of strangulation. Discovered at the scene were a pair of women’s thong underwear that have been determined not to have belonged to Brianna. This underwear is very distinctive. It is described as having the caricatures of the head of the “Pink Panther” and pink hearts on a black cotton field. Forensic analysis of the underwear has found the DNA of an unknown female.
The Reno Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in identifying this underwear. Anyone who may have owned a pair of this of particular underwear or knows someone who may have owned a pair of this of particular underwear is strongly encouraged to contact the Reno Police Department.
The Reno Police Department is still seeking the community’s assistance in identifying anyone with the following or similar characteristics and/or a vehicle possibly with the following notables:
- EXTENDED CAB PICK UP TRUCK OR SUV
- with a forward mount dome light near the windshield, floor-mounted console that was described as “fairly skinny” that opens in front towards the rear of the vehicle, a stereo with blue and red LED lights, cloth seats, and an automatic transmission.
- A baby shoe was observed on the front seat floor board. An 8 ½” x 11” white pieces of paper with typing on the floor board of the front seat.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 28 - 40 years of age, 5’6” tall or taller, possibly up to 6 feet tall, with a long face with a square chin and brown head of hair with an undetermined style. The suspect was reported to have facial hair in December, about a quarter to half-an-inch long below his chin was soft and not prickly as stubble normally is. It is unknown if there was a mustache at the time. Police note the suspect may have shaved his face by now.
The suspect also has a Shaved pubic region, an “innie” belly button, a belly that was described as not excessively large and firm but not flabby, and a light covering of hair on his arms. He is said to have a normal speech with no accent or regional dialect.
The suspect vehicle is described as an extended cab pick-up truck or SUV with an interior dome light above the windshield. The vehicle is tall enough that it requires a step up to gain entry, but that step is not an added “aftermarket” step. There is a floor-mounted console described as “fairly skinny” that opens in front, and The radio has blue and red LED read-out. The vehicle also has cloth seats and an automatic transmission. There was a baby shoe on the front seat floor board, and 8 ½” x 11” white pieces of paper with typing on the floor board of the front seat.Last updated: 3/28/2008 8:31:58 AM
Information can discreetly be provided via telephone to the Reno Police Department tip line @ 775-745-3521
Please read the suspect information. If there is anyone in the Reno area and you know anything or anyone that sounds like the person described above please contact the Police Department tip line. This child lost her life to a scum bag in the time when she should have been living the best times of her life in College.