Person of interest sought in suspicious Tahoe death case |

Person of interest sought in suspicious Tahoe death case

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Detectives are looking for the public's help in locating a person of interest as part of their investigation into a suspicious death last weekend at Lake Tahoe.

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies found the body of Christopher Elliott, 46, on the front porch of his residence at about 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the 900 block of Northwood Boulevard in Incline Village, officials said in a press release earlier this week.

The case is under investigation, although detectives said "it does not appear as if a firearm or cutting device was involved…"

In a Friday statement, the sheriff's office said detectives want to speak with three white males who were inside a dark-colored SUV parked in front of the 7-Eleven convenience store at the corner of Tahoe and Village boulevards at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Detectives believe the men provided transportation from 7-Eleven to a location on College Drive for a "person of interest," described as a white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and shorts.

In a Friday interview, WCSO Public Information Officer Bob Harmon said the three men inside the SUV are potential witnesses and are not suspects in the case.

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Anyone with information should contact the WCSO Detective Division at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

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