A snowplow driver discovered two dead bodies on the side of a California highway near the Nevada border on Monday.
The bodies of a male and a female were found on Highway 395 near Bridgeport by the snowplow driver around 6:30 a.m. on Monday. According to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, a double homicide investigation was opened and the victims are in the process of being identified.
Police stated that they do not think the victims were locals to the area, and that investigators are unsure whether the victims were killed at the highway location or were placed there post-mortem.
“The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport,” the sheriff’s office assured the citizens of Mono County. Bridgeport, California is located about 85 miles south of Lake Tahoe and 51 miles east of Yosemite Valley.
It is unclear if the homicide victims may have hailed from either Lake Tahoe or Yosemite Valley, but Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun informed The Record-Courier that more information would be released to them after the bodies were identified and any next of kin were informed.