Investigation of human remains found in meadow continues |

Investigation of human remains found in meadow continues

Jeff Munson

Autopsy results of human remains found last week at Barton Meadow could be released Thursday, officials said today. The death is being treated as “suspicious.”

The grisly remains, discovered by a resident walking in the meadow, had been disturbed by coyotes according to South Lake Tahoe police officers who were at the scene on Friday.

“Due to the condition of the body we are unable to make any kind of identification. We are following some leads and once the autopsy is done we can have some more answers,” said Detective Larry Olsen, El Dorado County’s deputy coroner.

Because of the condition of the body, police have not decisively concluded publicly the remains are those of a woman. Authorities and witnesses at the scene, however, have said the remains are that of a woman.

The autopsy could determine how the person died, however as of now authorities are uncertain.

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“At this point we don’t know how the individual died,” Olsen said. “We have to treat (the case) as suspicious until it is ruled out. The autopsy will hopefully help us with that.”

Anyone with information concerning this person or related information is asked to contact Detective David Allen, South Lake Tahoe Police Department at (530) 542-6134.

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