The suspect linked to the murders was in custody on an immigration hold and other charges. Investigators in northern Nevada said a suspect in the murders of four people, three of them women, is in custody on an immigration hold and other charges. Wilbur Ernesti Martinez-Guzman, 19, was arrested Saturday afternoon by deputies from the Carson County Sheriff's Office, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam told a news conference Sunday. "We feel confident we have the evidence to link him to all four homicides," Balaam said. Investigators said the killings started on or around Jan. 10 in Gardnerville, a town south of Carson City.
RENO, NEVADA - Nevada's latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department's own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive material out of South Carolina. State lawyers say in briefs filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the Trump administration is engaged in a clandestine "charade" intended to turn Nevada "into the nation's radioactive dump." They want the San Francisco-based court to overturn a Reno judge's refusal to temporarily halt all plutonium shipments to a site near Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du denied the request Jan. 30, concluding that any potential harm was speculative. That was the same day the government revealed it secretly shipped a half metric ton (1,102 pounds) of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada sometime before Nov. 30.