Person of interest sought in suspicious Tahoe death case |

Person of interest sought in suspicious Tahoe death case

Kevin MacMillan

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.

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

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