Shooting suspect’s family members leave town
June 14, 2006
Family members of Darren Mack, the Reno man accused of murdering his estranged wife and shooting a judge, have left their Nevada County home and will stay away until Mack is found.
Nevada County Undersheriff John Trauner said deputies accompanied Mack’s ex-wife, her husband and Mack’s teen daughter to their Bitney Springs Road home Wednesday so the family could pack their things for an extended vacation.
“They had left town Sunday night and were staying with friends,” Trauner said. “They came back today and were gathering stuff for a vacation. They have left the area and they will be gone until (Mack) is found.”
Trauner said local law enforcement has not had any contact with Mack and deputies accompanied his ex-wife’s family to their home as a precaution.
“We have no reason to believe he’s in the area,” Trauner said. “As far as we know, (Mack) has no animosity toward his former wife.”
According to information from the sheriff’s office, the Nevada County woman was Mack’s second wife, and the two were married in 1990.
“There are no contentious issues between them,” Trauner said.
Law enforcement will continue to have a “heightened sense of awareness” and will keep an eye on the residence while Mack is missing, he said.
To contact staff writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail robynm@ theunion.com or call 477-4236.
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