During the night of January 6, 2012 officers from the Winnemucca Police Department responded to the report of an unconscious male in the 200 block of Bridge Street. Winnemucca Police Department Officers arrived on scene along with Humboldt General Hospital Ambulance personnel.
Officers were told by people on scene that the male had been involved in a fight and had been punched. When Officers inquired further no witnesses were able to provide information or state what had happened.
The male adult, identified as Nathan Muniz, age 25, was transported by ambulance to Humboldt General Hospital and later flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno. At the time of the initial investigation, Officers were not made aware of the extent of Muniz’s injuries. Once it became apparent that Mr. Muniz’s injuries were life threatening in nature, Detective Will Bourland initiated an investigation into the previous nights events.
The investigation by Winnemucca Police Department is ongoing. Once the investigation is concluded the case will be forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office for review and any applicable charges to be filed. Anybody with information can call Secret Witness at (775) 623-6969.