UPDATE: Law enforcement says ‘suspicious death’ in Tahoma a homicide

Staff Report
Authorities apprehended Jeremy David Virgo after a brief pursuit that ended at Homewood Mountain Resort on Sunday, Feb. 12. .
Courtesy of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Offic

An incident previously described as a “suspicious death” on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore has been ruled a homicide by detectives, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.

Authorities apprehended 47-year-old Jeremy David Virgo on Sunday, Feb. 11, after a brief pursuit that ended at Homewood Mountain Resort. On Monday, Feb. 12, the sheriff’s office announced Virgo had been arrested for murder.

Sgt. Anthony Prencipe added that the victim’s identity was being withheld until next of kin were notified.

Virgo is being held at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe, according to jail records.

As previously reported, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Timber Wolf Drive and Alder Street in Tahoma around 12:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy heard gunshots.

Shortly after, Virgo was seen leaving the home. Law enforcement initiated a pursuit and he was eventually taken into custody by Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

A welfare check was conducted back at the original address and authorities discovered a dead body inside the home. Prencipe confirmed that Virgo is a Tahoma resident, although he did not know if the home where the body was found belonged to Prencipe.

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