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One Of Two Nevada Men Who Police Say Attempted To Kill A Woman In Custody

Source: Nye County Detention Center; MEGA

Richard Duncan and Ryan Sanders.

Nov. 30 2022, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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One of two Nevada men who brutally beat a woman and attempted to kill her is in custody, according to the Pahrump Valley Times.

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Ryan Sanders, who police believe burglarized the woman's home and brutally attacked her there is still on the loose. Richard Duncan, meanwhile, was arrested in connection to the incident after police say he picked up the woman's car, which she was in, annd dumped her body in an abandoned RV lot along the 3000 block of Malibou Avenue just before sunrise on Nov. 23.

Police say Duncan then brutally attacked the woman, attempting to kill her.

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“The victim was again brutally attacked, lost consciousness and left for dead,” NCSO reports said. “Hours later, the victim awoke, and fled to a nearby residence, where the sheriff’s office was eventually contacted.”

The initial attack took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. Nov. 22, when Sanders, 37, of Pahruump, allegedly entered the woman's home in the 1000 block of Enchanted Mesa Street and began attacking her, according to the Pahrump Valley Times.

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Then Sanders allegedly forced her into the back of her own white Honda Civic and took it to the Desert View Hospital parking lot, where police say Duncan picked up her and the car.

The Pahrump Valley Times reported that at some point a Chrysler 300 was stolen from the woman's home. They did recover the Civic around 2 a.m. on Nov. 24, though the Chrysler has still not been found.

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Police took Duncan into custody on Nov. 26 after Nye County deputies found evidence that connection him to the crime, according to the Pahrump Valley Times. Police are still looking for Sanders.

Police have not determined a motive for attacks yet. Police ask anyone with information to call 911, email, or contact NCSO on social media.

“Please review your surveillance systems during these times to see if any of the events were caught on video,” detectives urged. “If you saw something possibly related to any of these events or individuals please report them immediately. If you observe the Chrysler 300, please immediately contact 911 to report the vehicle’s location.”


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