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2 bodies found at Truckee motel; deaths deemed ‘suspicious’ (updated)

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death case after two bodies were found Wednesday afternoon at a Donner Lake motel.

A about 2:45 p.m., Truckee Police Department officers responded to a report of two people believed to be dead inside Room No. 1 at Richard’s Motel at 15758 Donner Pass Road in Truckee near Donner Lake, officials said.

After officers determined both subjects — a man in his late ‘40s and a woman in her late ‘60s — were in fact dead, detectives began an investigation, TPD Sgt. Bob Womack told the Sierra Sun Thursday morning.

“At this time the deaths are being treated as suspicious,” Womack said in a statement Wednesday night. “However, there is no reason to believe anyone else is involved and there is no threat to public safety.”

Womack elaborated Thursday as best he could, considering the ongoing investigation, saying that detectives aren’t “100 percent sure there is a crime here.”

Neither the man or woman are believed to be Truckee residents.

Names of the deceased are awaiting next-of-kin notification, and causes of death are pending an autopsy from the Nevada County Sheriff’s/Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TPD Investigations Unit at 530-550-2323.

— The Sun-Bonanza will update this story as more information becomes available.


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