UPDATE: No foul play suspected in death of South Lake Tahoe man found near golf course
No foul play is suspected in the death of a South Lake Tahoe man whose naked body was found Thursday near the Bijou Municipal Golf Course.
The body was discovered near the course’s parking lot by a passerby around 12:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Lt. Shannon Laney with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
The man was a 55-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident. His identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
Although the cause of death won’t be known until an autopsy is completed, Laney said there is no evidence — such as visible injuries — suggesting foul play.
Similarly, the autopsy will need to be completed to determine how long the man was deceased, but Laney said he did not believe the man could have been dead for an extended period of time based on the fact that the golf course was open and the body was near the parking lot.
The golf course will remain closed for the remainder of the day.
The Tribune will update this story as more details become available.
ORIGINAL POST: South Lake Tahoe police investigating body found at Bijou Municipal Golf Course
South Lake Tahoe police are investigating a dead body discovered at Bijou Municipal Golf Course earlier today.
The discovery was reported to police dispatch just before 1 p.m., according to Chris Fiore, communications manager for the city.
No additional information was provided.
The case is under investigation.