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Thursday, April 25, 2024

PCSO Homicide Investigation 10-11-16

Case # Plumas County 16-1

Secret Witness is offering a reward in the amount of $2,500.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with the homicide of JOSHUA THOMAS COTTIERO from Reno, NV.

On October 2, 2016 at approximately 10:15 p.m. the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area a couple of miles north of Frenchman’s Lake Plumas County, California on a report of a partially buried body. The body appears to have been out there for a matter of some weeks. The 26-year-old victim was from Reno with ties to Virginia City area. The cause of death is currently unknown and the case is still under investigation.

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s). Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect(s) should contact the Plumas County Sheriff‘s Office at 1-530-283-6375, Secret Witness at 322-4900,, or text your tip to 847411 (TIP 411) Keyword – SW.

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