Skeleton near Tahoe is man missing since 2006 |

Skeleton near Tahoe is man missing since 2006

Staff and Wire reports

WASHOE VALLEY – A human skeleton found last week in a remote area of a national forest near Lake Tahoe has been identified as the remains of a 51-year-old Nevada man who had been missing for nearly three years.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that dental records were used to identify him as Steven Scott Waldron of Davis Creek.

A hiker found the skeleton on June 2 the Ophir Creek area in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Mount Rose southwest of Reno.

A friend reported Waldron missing on Nov. 26, 2006, a day after he last was seen. Detectives searched the area for days at the time but found no sign of him.

A caretaker at an isolated Davis Creek estate in Washoe Valley and an employee of Thunder Canyon Golf Course, Waldron was last seen at his home Nov. 25, 2006 about 4 p.m. after riding quads with a friend in the mountains nearby.

The following day when he did not respond to phone calls, friends went to his home and found the television and stereo both on and the garage and front doors locked, like Waldron would normally have them. There were no signs of forced entry into the home.

An investigation is under way into the circumstances of his death.