Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Allen is very saddened to report the names of the two victims who were
killed in McDermitt. They are identified as Amy Hinkey, age 40, and Adeline Sam, age 31, both of
This was a very horrific & senseless crime that has affected our community as a whole. The Humboldt
County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue, BIA & FBI has been
diligently working on this case. The FBI is the lead agency in the investigation.
An arrest has been made in the case. Stoney Prior, of McDermitt was originally taken into custody on non related
Tribal charges on January 31, 2018. Through the investigation, probable cause was developed to
charge Prior with Murder. Prior was released to federal authorities from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s
Office Detention Center. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Elko FBI
Office at (775) 738-1880 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (775) 623-6429.
Courtesy: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office