Autopsy released for water leader
An autopsy Saturday revealed a bacterial infection due to cirrhosis of the liver caused Roy C. Hampson’s death.
He was an environmental engineer who served as executive director of Lahontan Regional Water Control Board from 1973 to 1986. Hampson, 62, was discovered dead Wednesday after an acquaintance from his office at the Tahoe Keys Marina went by his home to check on him.
Hampson started his own environmental consulting business after leaving Lahontan. In November, he ran for an open seat on the board of the South Lake Tahoe Public Utility District, but he lost to Cathie Becker.
A nondenominational memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Lyons Avenue. The Rev. John Grace will conduct the service. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 612082, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96152.