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Possible lead in unidentified North Tahoe body

Placer sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the death of an unidentified woman whose body was discovered in Tahoe Vista last week, which they suspect might be connected to three missing North Tahoe persons.

Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant Friday at an apartment near the National Avenue and Highway 28 Tahoe Vista location where the decomposed body was discovered by a passerby May 21.

The body has not yet been identified but the autopsy revealed the woman was between 5-10 and 6-feet tall with dark, shoulder-length hair.



She was wearing Tahari blue jeans and gold hoop earrings and suffered from scoliosis, sheriff’s reports said.

The three people living at the apartment at 7019 North Lake Boulevard, #5 have not been seen in a few weeks, according to sheriff’s reports, and detectives are attempting to determine if there are any connections between the remains and the apartment.



“We don’t know if they’re related at this point so we’re treating it as two separate cases,” said Placer Lt. John Savage.

The three missing North Tahoe residents are Victoria Ann Rider (also known as Victoria Adams), 37, Rider’s daughter Naomi Riley, 15, and Riley’s boyfriend Felix Lizarraga, 24.

Rider and Riley are both originally from the United Kingdom.

“We don’t want to necessarily say that one of those people is the victim. Certainly we’re looking into that possibility but we don’t have any proof yet,” Savage said.

Rider worked locally and Riley was enrolled in school in the North Tahoe area, Savage said.

The current location of the people from the apartment remains unknown and sheriff’s detectives have tried to locate Lizarraga locally but have been unsuccessful, Savage said.

Anyone with information regarding the location or recent activities of these individuals is urged to contact Placer County sheriff’s detective Don Murchison at 530-889-7815.


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