Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wife found dead in Tahoe hotel in possible murder-suicide

From page A3 | June 29, 2012 |

A woman who police believe was killed by her husband as part of a murder-suicide last week was likely asphyxiated, police said Tuesday.

Lyra Fisher-Bomediano, 43, was found dead about 2:30 p.m. June 20 in a room at the Lone Pine Lodge following a report of suspicious circumstances, according to a Friday statement from the city.

Managers at the hotel reported hearing a child crying in one of the rooms. Police entered the room and found Fisher-Bomediano dead on the bed. Her 2-year-old son was nearby, according to the statement.

Police considered Fisher-Bomediano’s husband and father of her child, 41-year-old Aaron Fisher, a suspect in the death shortly after the discovery, said Police Chief Brian Uhler. It is unknown how long Fisher-Bomediano was dead in the room before police discovered her.

Fisher was found hanging from a tree in the forest behind Raley’s Supermarket near Stateline about 1:25 p.m. Friday, according to the statement. Police consider his death a suicide.

An autopsy found “no definitive cause of death” for Fisher-Bomediano, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Matt Harwood. The autopsy did show indications that she was asphyxiated, Uhler said.

An official cause of death will not be determined until pathology results are returned, which could take months, Harwood said.

The couple’s son was not physically injured during the incident. The child is in the care of Child Protective Services, according to the statement.

The statement lists Fisher-Bomediano as a South Lake Tahoe resident, but it is unclear whether she lived here permanently and why she was in a hotel room, Uhler said. Her husband reportedly moved back to South Lake Tahoe from Hawaii earlier this month. Police have responded to previous incidents involving Fisher and Fisher-Bomediano, but Uhler did not provide details Tuesday.

Fisher had displayed unusual behavior in the days leading up to the discovery of his wife’s body, Uhler said. He was arrested about 8 a.m. June 19 on suspicion of drunken driving after driving a vehicle off the road near Emerald Bay. He was “highly intoxicated” at the time, Uhler said.

Fisher bonded out of jail prior to the discovery of Fisher-Bomediano’s body, Uhler said.

“At that point there was nothing suspicious,” Uhler said.

Police consider it unusual that Fisher did not try to contact his wife or child following his release from custody, Uhler said.

“Those facts don’t line up with common sense,” Uhler said.

The crash may also have been a suicide attempt where Fisher tried to drive off a cliff, Uhler added.

Police do not have a motive in the case and Fisher remains the only suspect, he said.

“There is no indication of any other persons involved at this point,” Uhler said.

The case remains under investigation and police are still piecing together what happened on the final day of Fisher-Bomediano’s life.

The police chief said the incident was a “terrible situation.”





Sand Fire nears containment: 66 structures destroyed

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

District 2 candidate statements tell of goals

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Schedule for Highway 50 blasting closures

By News Release | From Page: A3

Tails wagging over dog park approval

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A3

Quarter-acre fire in Kelsey

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A3



My Turn: Privatization of public services

By Mark Belden | From Page: A4

Policy book

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4



GDPUD management report

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

District 2 supervisorial special election

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

Piano replaced

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Comments sign-in policy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Save the Guinea Worm

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Large bangs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Private property gets no respect

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment



Ex-Bruin lends a helping hand

By Steven Shaff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Sierra Sharks finish middle of the pack

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Taz pull through for SSL trophy

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8



Nuns discover a pleasant place

By Lexi Boeger | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Bargains can be found everywhere

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Game time

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Barbecue dinner to benefit Blue Star Moms

By Mount Aukum Winery | From Page: B2

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings planned

By Life Line Screening | From Page: B3

Stagecoach story takes riders on a trip

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B3

Help needed to make cool ties

By Sew 4 | From Page: B3

Gold Rush Days activities cancelled this year

By Sacramento Convention And Visitors Center | From Page: B4

Master Food Preservers: Tomato time

By Monique Wilber | From Page: B4

Build an author platform at the Library

By El Dorado | From Page: B5

Sacramento area museums offer summer fun

By Sacramento Association Of Museums | From Page: B5



Weather stats 7-29-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 6/2-6/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

Crime Log: July 17

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2



Merlyn Wilbur Adams

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Lisa Oliver Rose

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2


Real Estate




Women’s Health

Love the skin you’re in

By Noel Stack | From Page: WH4

Dump stress and improve your health, productivity

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: WH7Comments are off for this post

Women’s Health Expo

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH8

Find the confidence you need to fight back

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH12

Our choices directly affect our health

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH14

They’re NOT your mother’s hearing devices!

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH17