Two bodies found near Tahoe Daily Tribune office in 15 days |

Two bodies found near Tahoe Daily Tribune office in 15 days

Griffin Rogers
A cross for Lyndzee Nelson, who was found dead near the Tahoe Daily Tribune building on Oct. 11, stands near a walkway along Harrison Avenue.
Griffin Rogers / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

A body found near the Tahoe Daily Tribune office on Sunday was the second body discovered near the building in a little more than two weeks.

The most recent was identified as Edward Cussen, a 55-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident who was found dead near the northwest corner of the Tribune on Oct. 26, according to the El Dorado County Coroner’s Office.

The first was that of 56-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident Lyndzee Nelson, who was found dead on the asphalt near Harrison and Modesto avenues on Oct. 11, according to police.

Both are believed to have died from natural causes, but an official cause of death for Cussen is pending further autopsy results.

Nelson, who resided on Modesto Avenue, lived within “a block or two” from Cussen, police said. However, authorities currently believe the two deaths are unrelated.

“There was no foul play expected with either of them, and from what we can tell, there’s no relationship,” South Lake Tahoe Police Sgt. Josh Adler said.

Both bodies were reported to police by passersby.

Since Nelson’s death, an unknown person has put up a small cross with the woman’s name on it near the walkway west of the Tahoe Daily Tribune building.

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