Body found near Strawberry following search |

Body found near Strawberry following search

Adam Jensen

Search and rescue personnel located the body of a missing Reno woman in Strawberry Friday following a report from the Reno Police Department.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Reno police about 9:10 a.m. requesting assistance in locating Sherilyn Renstrom, 66, who has dementia, according to a Monday statement from the sheriff’s office.

Renstrom’s vehicle was found near U.S. Highway 50 east of Strawberry after being identified by a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer. Searchers found a woman’s body near the vehicle, according to the statement.

The sheriff’s office did not immediately identify Renstrom as the woman whose body was found Monday. The body was identified as Renstrom Tuesday. The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the cause of Renstrom’s death.

Strawberry is located about 20 miles west of South Lake Tahoe.

In other news

• A pedestrian was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with head injuries Friday afternoon after allegedly being struck by a bicyclist while crossing the street in front of the CVS pharmacy in Stateline.

The pedestrian, a 64 year-old man from Lahaina, Hawaii, waited for the signal to cross U.S. Highway 50 and began crossing the street towards Horizon Casino Resort when he was struck by an eastbound bicyclist, according to statements in a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy report.

The pedestrian told a deputy he was knocked unconscious by the collision. The bicyclist, a 67-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, was contacted by law enforcement near MontBleu Casino Resort and Spa. The bicyclist, whose helmet was cracked, said he was also knocked unconscious and did not remember what happened.

The bicyclist suffered a bloody nose and cut to his legs, but refused medical treatment, according to the report. A unidentified witness told police the bicyclist did not stop at a red light and caused the collision. The bicyclist was issued citations for failing to obey a traffic signal and failing to yield to a pedestrian, according to the report.

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