Minden hit and run fatal remains unsolved 2 years later

July 2, 2019 GMT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s help in a renewed effort to find a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Minden that has gone unsolved for two years.

Monday marked the second anniversary of the death of 21-year-old Roberto Palomar-Espinoza. His body was found lying along Freemont Avenue south of Johnson Lane in Minden at 5 a.m. on July 1, 2017.

Investigators say no one has come forward and they’ve been unable to establish any credible leads.

The victim’s aunt, Maria Prado-Espinosa, told The Record-Courier the family is “deeply saddened and hurt” that no one has been able to offer any new information.


Palomar-Espinoza was walking home from a party when he apparently was hit. He was planning to attend Western Nevada College that fall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact NHP or email ncwmirt@dps.state.nv.us


Information from: Gardnerville Record-Courier, http://www.recordcourier.com