Police: Woman’s death at Tahoe not suspicious: Parents found the body on couch | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Police: Woman’s death at Tahoe not suspicious: Parents found the body on couch

William Ferchland

The body of a woman in her late 30s was found Tuesday afternoon in the 900 block of Gold Tip Ave. in South Lake Tahoe.

She was found on a couch, under a blanket and with a television turned on nearby, authorities said.

The name of the woman, who lived alone, was not released by press time. Parents of the woman drove to her house from the Carson Valley after she was not heard from in several weeks and discovered the body, police Sgt. Brian Williams said. Williams said there was no sign of a struggle and no blood at the scene. Due to the woman’s young age and unknown cause of death, detectives were called to the scene.

“She probably died (Tuesday),” Williams said. “It doesn’t look like she’s been dead for a long period of time. I wouldn’t say longer than 24 hours.

“It does not look immediately suspicious,” Williams added.

At one point, seven law enforcement vehicles were seen parked along the road between Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Freel Peak Drive.

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