Woman’s body found Hanging at El Dorado Hills Town Center - Updated
Noel Stack, Mt Democrat, June 19, 2012
UPDATE: detectives have determined the victim, described as a Caucasian female, committed suicide, according Sgt. Jim Byers. "We have absolutely no indication of any crime at all," Byers said Monday. "We are unable to tie that (911) screaming call to our victim. There's too much gray area there."
Officials estimate the time of death sometime between 9 and 11 p.m. Monday, June 11. Animal Services took a dog found resting in the shade next to the enclosure behind Town Center's New Orleans Building about an hour after authorities were called at 9 a.m. last Tuesday. The dog belonged to the victim and has been reunited with family, Byers confirmed.
Earlier Story: El Dorado County Animal Services is advising pet owners to not leave dogs, cats or other pets unattended in vehicles during warm weather. According to Henry Brzezinski, Chief of Animal Services, if the outside temperature is 80 degrees or higher, temperatures inside vehicles can climb to 120 degrees or more within ten to twenty minutes, even with the windows opened two or three inches; heat stroke, irreparable brain damage and death can follow shortly thereafter.
El Dorado County sheriff's deputies converged on El Dorado Hills Town Center Tuesday morning after a woman's body was found hanging in an enclosed trash area.
"It's suspicious," said Sgt. Jim Byers. "It's out of the ordinary."
Detectives will treat the case as suspicious unless they find evidence that suggests otherwise, he explained. It's possible that the woman killed herself.
Byers described the victim as a Caucasian female but no other details about her identity were available.
Outside the enclosure behind Town Center's New Orleans Building an older yellow Labrador rested in the shade. "It appears to be her dog by the nature of its actions," Byers said ...