Woman’s Body Found in Reno, NV … Is it Missing Brianna Denison?


An autopsy is to be performed on a woman’s body that was found in the Brianna Denison5brush-covered field on the city’s south side near a light industrial area just east of U.S. Highway 395 in Reno, NV. There is much speculation that this could be the body of 19 year old Brianna Denison who went missing on January 20, 2008 by a serial rapist linked by DNA to a string of attacks near the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

The suspect in the disappearance and kidnapping of Brianna Denison has already been linked to three other sexual assaults in the Reno, NV area. Obviously, the Reno area has a serial rapist on their hands who seems to be escalating the severity of his crimes.

The developments stem from an “exponential increase” in information flowing into police tip lines since investigators released a description on Monday of a suspect in a December kidnapping and sexual assault also near campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno Police Commander Ron Holladay said.

On Thursday, Holladay said they now have connected all three attacks with DNA and were investigating the October rape of a woman who came forward on Wednesday to report she was attacked at gunpoint in a UNR parking garage within 100 yards of a campus police station.

UNR Police Chief Adam Garcia said the woman decided to contact authorities as a result of extensive media coverage of Denison’s disappearance.

UPDATE I: The sad but not unexpected news has come out of Reno, NV regarding Brianna Denison. Police have ID’d the female body found yesterday as that of missing 19 year old Brianna Denison.

Police say that Denison was strangled to death, and her body had been in South Reno for at least a week. 

For further updates go to MissingExploited.

To discuss the case, go to Scared Monkeys forum: Brianna Denison

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Woman’s Body Found in Reno, NV … Is it Missing Brianna Denison?”

    1. Allan on February 16th, 2008 12:10 pm

      That is so sad. Catch the animal and hang him. I volunteer for executioner.

    2. LYNCH PAUULUS AND JORAN.. ANITA TOOO on February 16th, 2008 12:37 pm


    3. buster on February 16th, 2008 12:44 pm

      Was Urin Vandercrap hiding in Reno at the time ???

    4. Carpe Noctem on February 16th, 2008 3:19 pm

      Unfortunately, it was Brianna.

      My condolences to her family & friends.

    5. Scared Monkeys on February 16th, 2008 3:20 pm

      Sad news in on case … the body found yesterday was that of missing coed Brianna Denison.

      From above post …

      UPDATE I: The sad but not unexpected news has come out of Reno, NV regarding Brianna Denison. Police have ID’d the female body found yesterday as that of missing 19 year old Brianna Denison.

      May she rest in peace.


    6. Open a Window on February 16th, 2008 5:40 pm

      We try so hard to protect our children, but sometimes they aren’t even safe in bed at night. They found her body, so some comfort for her family, I guess.

    7. nurturer on February 16th, 2008 6:55 pm

      Goddamed shame.

    8. Para2legal on February 17th, 2008 12:12 am

      My prayers and sympathy are with her family.

    9. da_wench on February 17th, 2008 1:09 pm

      Another sad ending. My condolences to her family.

    10. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 17th, 2008 4:27 pm

      how tragic… i have 2 grown daughters.. i dont think i could endure the loss of a child.. a parent is not supposed to outlive their children .. god bless them.. in their time of unnecessary loss.. im going to the reno nevada newpaper site to see if i could sign the guest bookkatie

    11. Brenda on February 18th, 2008 11:18 am

      Another serial rapist turned murderer. Anyone out there DARE to say the death penalty should be abolished? Better not! Such anti-humans who take an innocent life without regard deserve to pay with their own.

      I’m so tired of the excuse from the bleeding heart libs that “death penalty is no different than murder”. BULL! It is 100% different than murder. A murder is what we see with those such as Brianna, Natalee, Lacy Peterson, etc. Death penalty is ridding out society of those who ARE NOT GOING TO do anything other than BE murderers.

      Another idiotic excuse I hear for not allowing the death penalty is it is “so much more expensive than allowing them to live in prison for life.” Really? So…those women and the thousands of others killed for no reason are not WORTH a bit more $$? I do not feel that way. Can’t put a price on a precious life lost, but I am certain if we started frying the likes of Urin, Scott Peterson, Bobby Cutts, and the slime who took Brianna’s life…it would act as a lovely way to deter such crimes.


      (I wish I could say I feel better now, but I do not.)

    12. Jackie on February 24th, 2008 2:54 am

      My prayers are with her family. There are no words to make any of this make any sense. My 18 year old daughter wept at her memorial tonight, she and I drove by hundreds of blue ribbons this afternoon, even though the tears running down my face won’t take away her mothers empty heart that can never be mended, I want her to know that Bri’s life touched every one of us. Her life reminded each mother, each father, sister, brother, and best friend that life can not be taken, even for a minute, for granted. As she now rests in Gods arms, in peace, far away from the crual world that she was taken much too early away from, please let some peace enter her families heart knowing her life changed mine and thousands others in a sad minute. There is no justice that can make this right. But know that the sick person who did this will not, can not, escape. I pray its in our lifetime that he’s brought down, so no other family has to endure the unthinkable pain that Bri’s family has had to and will forever live with. But more importantly, he’ll have to spend eternity paying for what only God can truly give the deserved punishment for. Her life short but what a difference she has made. I thank God for the difference and perspective her life brought to mine. May God somehow let you know how blessed and how thankful all of us are for having Bri touch our lives.

    13. A.T. on May 7th, 2008 2:10 pm

      To anyone specially family i would like to add breannas photos to add to my truck sides & back i have a sign provided by Reno Signs on the back of my truck canapy .i want to make a rolling billboard asking for help getting this person where he needs to be.
      And Let his Hire power deal with him.

      A.T. RENO NV.

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