Dead body discovered at Barton Meadow near South Lake Tahoe
Police are investigating the remains of body that was discovered in the Barton Meadow on Thursday night.
At 5:58 pm, a local resident was walking with family through the Barton Meadow behind the Grocery Outlet, 2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd when he spotted what appeared to be human remains. He notified the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, and responding officers confirmed that the remains were human.
Because of the condition of the body, no determination as to identification or gender has been made. Further investigation will be completed to determine how long the body has been in the meadow and what the cause of death may be.
Investigators are hopeful that DNA and forensic testing conducted by the Crime Lab and the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will verify the identity and cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective David Allen at the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at (530) 542-6134.