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Sheriff’s officials seek to ID body found near South Lake Tahoe

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating as suspicious the death of a male whose body was found Saturday in the South Lake Tahoe area.

Deputies responded about 4:21 p.m. to a report of a possible body in a field behind the 1200 block of Winnemucca Avenue in the unincorporated area.

Deputies found the body of a male in a moderate state of decomposition, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. As of Monday, sheriff’s officials said, the individual had not been identified and the cause of death had not been determined.

Anyone with information in the case asked to call Detective Simon Brown at 530-642-4717.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy