Nevada tribal chairman death ruled suicide
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The death of Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Chairman Wayne Burke has been ruled a suicide.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday an autopsy shows Burke died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Burke died about 2 a.m. Sunday in Nixon. He was 38.
Burke also served on the Nevada Commission on Tourism, having been recently appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
The 10-member tribal council governs the 2,600-member Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, whose reservation is located about 35 miles northeast of Reno.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that a memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Nixon Gym.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com