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Missing woman found dead in Markleeville

The body of a Sacramento woman, missing since late October, was found Wednesday by Alpine County deputies near Markleeville.

Amy Olson’s body was found outside of her car, down a steep embankment. Investigators believe she died when the car rolled into the wooded area.

The car was located near Airport Road, off Highway 89 north of Markleeville. It could not be seen from the roadway, authorities said.

In late October and early last month there was an extensive search of the area, as the 33-year-old was reported to possibly be in the Markleeville area and was reported to be despondent. The search effort included foot, road and helicopter searches.

Olson was reported missing by her family on Oct. 29.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

In other news:

n A 28-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on possession of a controlled substance for sale charge when a Harrah’s Lake Tahoe security officer found the man smoking a marijuana cigarette in Altitude Nightclub, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

After the man was detained on the early morning of Nov. 30, authorities found a prescription bottle filled with numerous small plastic baggies containing suspected methamphetamine, the deputy said.

Another baggie was found in a different pants pocket, the deputy said. The 11 baggies had a total of more than 11 grams of the powdery substance.

n A 28-year-old Aptos man had a speaker box with two 12-inch woofers taken from the trunk of his 1991 Honda Accord which was parked on the third floor of Horizon Casino Resort’s parking garage Dec. 1, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said. The equipment was estimated to be valued at $700.

n A $600 JVC video camera in a black bag was taken by somebody while the owner left her slot machine seat momentarily at Lakeside Inn and Casino on Monday, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

n A 22-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on drunken driving charges when an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy spotted the man’s 1990 green BMW speeding along Martin Avenue early Tuesday morning.

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