On Jan. 4, at 8:30 a.m., the body of Alyssa Byrne was found by South Lake Tahoe Public Utility District workers a short distance off Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe, according to a press release from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. The location is approximately a half mile from the Lake Tahoe Community College where the SnowGlobe Music Festival had been held.
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“It is believed that Alyssa Byrne had attended the SnowGlobe event late on New Year’s Eve, and possibly became disoriented when she left the event on foot,” the press release stated.
There was no indication of foul play or trauma to the body, and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the CSI team processed the scene for evidence. Byrne’s body was be taken to the Sacramento Coroner’s Office for a forensic autopsy to determine the cause of death.