Suspect in Circus Circus murder identified
The victim was found at the casino last Friday
The Circus Circus Hotel & Casino in Reno is turning into a real circus. It will soon be home to a dormitory for the University of Nevada, but not before the venue’s brass has to help solve a murder investigation. Last Friday, in the middle of the night, a body was found in a room on the property and, after being examined by the Medical Examiner’s Office, it was determined that foul play had been involved.
Sometime early Friday morning, a female body was found on the property. Later identified as Amber Morris of Moreno Valley, CA, the 37-year-old’s demise was later determined to have been the result of an attack that had taken place at the scene. At the time, police had no other information upon which to build their case.
That has all changed now, according to the Reno Police Department. It has reportedly identified a suspect, but adds that the person “is not a threat to the public.” There have been no further details released about the subject and law enforcement didn’t indicate whether or not the person had been arrested.
According to the victim’s cousin, Mary Mullins, Amber and her husband had previously lived in Ohio, but that they had moved to California in March for his job. They had reportedly traveled to Reno last week for activity related to his employment, but no other details have been made public. Mullins leaves behind her husband and four children.
Mullins added, “We want answers and we want to make sure the right person will pay for what they did to her. I have faith it’ll come.”