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Deputies Arrest Man in December 2013 Incline Village Murder

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Washoe County Detectives have arrested a man on one charge of open murder in connection with a December 2013 death in Incline Village.

Detectives arrested 20-year-old Joseph John Personeni of Santa Rosa, California on Thursday after they say he turned himself in to authorities at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in north Reno.

Deputies say on December 22nd they responded to a report of a suspicious death in the 900 block of Northwood Boulevard in Incline Village where found 46-year-old Christopher Elliot dead on the front porch of his home.

According to investigators, Elliot and Personeni knew each other and an argument between the two escalated into a physical confrontation. After months of investigation by the Sheriff's Office and testing by the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office, the cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force trauma.

Detectives continue to gather evidence in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or call Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

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