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Victim identified as woman from Oregon

Investigators identified a woman found shot to death March 26 near Fallen Leaf Lake as Rebecca Ellen Barr, a 45-year-old from Portland, Ore.

“The initial lead was determined through missing person’s Teletype system,” said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Johnston. “She was then identified through dental comparison and family information.”

According to the Associated Press, the family members described Barr’s distinctive wedding ring.



The sheriff’s department is withholding details about the murder, such as which part of Barr’s body suffered a bullet wound and the exact location where they found her body, to facilitate their investigation.

Investigators believe Barr may have been vacationing in the area when she was killed. They also said they have a lead in the homicide case but would not disclose it.




Johnston has said Barr was shot at close range after someone led her into the woods. The corpse was found around 3:45 p.m. by a South Lake Tahoe man looking for a place to fish at Fallen Leaf Lake.

Initial reports over a police scanner stated the body was about a mile past the Fallen Leaf Lake Campground office.

Barr was found wearing a gray-and-white-pinstripe pantsuit and a matching jacket and vest, a turquoise turtleneck and one black high-heeled shoe. She was also wearing black pantyhose and a gold wedding ring on her left ring finger.

Anyone who has information about the victim is asked to call Detective Tom Hoagland at (530) 642-4717, or Detective Pat Tener at (530) 573-3013, or Detective Steve Fleischmann at (530) 573-3015, or Sgt. Bob Johnston at (530) 573-3017.


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