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2 bodies found in Donner Lake motel

The Truckee Police Department is investigating the deaths of two people found in a motel room Wednesday.

Officers were called at 2:45 p.m. to Richard’s Motel on Donner Pass Road near Donner Lake, where they determined the two people, who have not yet been positively identified, were dead.

“At this time, the deaths are being treated as suspicious; however, there is no reason to believe anyone else is involved and there is no threat to public safety,” police Sgt. Robert Womack said in a news release.

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Police detectives and the Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner are working to identify the people and notify their next of kin.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s investigations unit at 530-550-2323.

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