Nevada suicide victim lied about missing wife

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The husband of a missing Spanish Springs woman concocted a false story about her supposed death before he committed suicide, but detectives say she too likely is dead.

Washoe County sheriff's Lt. Tom Green told The Associated Press Wednesday they continue to search for 56-year-old Colleen Muhl but fear she was a victim of foul play.

Green says 51-year-old Gerald Muhl consented to multiple interviews with investigators before he was found dead Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound a few blocks from their home.

Officers first contacted him Sunday morning after Colleen's sister in California reported her missing.

Muhl told them authorities had notified him that she died Feb. 22 in California.

Green says his last interview was about 11 p.m. Sunday when police told him his story didn't add up.

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