Police still not releasing information two weeks after suspicious death | SierraSun.com

Police still not releasing information two weeks after suspicious death

TRUCKEE ” Nearly two weeks since police started investigating the suspicious death of a 77-year-old Truckee woman, authorities are still not releasing new information, including what killed her and if a suspect is on the loose.

As of Tuesday morning, Truckee Police Lt. Harwood Mitchell said they would not release any information, but that he hopes to have new information for the public this week.

Mitchell said additional patrols have been assigned in Truckee’s residential neighborhoods.

“We don’t see any need for the community to panic ” just be diligent,” Mitchell said last Wednesday.

Truckee Police, the California Deparment of Justice, and the FBI are investigating the death of Beverly Beatrice Williams, 77, who was found in her Tahoe Donner Home on Bavarian Way on Thursday, April 30.

The last homicide in Truckee was a body dumped in Tahoe Donner Club House parking lot in 2004, said Mitchell.

Williams was born and raised near Merced, Calif., according to Women of Truckee Making History, compiled and edited by Parvin Darabi and Lydia Sparksworthy.

Before moving to Truckee, she worked for Pacific Bell, and taught elementary and middle school in Hawaii, according to the book.

In Truckee Williams was a member of Friends of the Truckee Library and of the Wyethia Women’s Club.

Anyone with information is asked to call Truckee Police at (530) 550-2324.

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