AROMAS—A passerby who was out for a walk on Tuesday morning on Cannon Road discovered a dead body in the rural area about a quarter mile off Highway 101.
With people still wondering what had happened to Sierra Lamar, the 15-year-old teen who went missing on March 16, detectives were able to confirm that the unidentified body was not her.
“We are learning quite a bit about this case as we interact with other agencies,” San Benito County Sheriff Darren Thompson said. “Obviously we cannot comment at this time as we don’t want to compromise our investigation.”
The autopsy confirmed that the deceased is an unidentified female possibly between the age of twenty and thirty-five years of age. She had dark colored eyes and dark hair, possibly Asian or Hispanic.
It is too early in the investigation to determine the cause of death as detectives still have to process more evidence. San Benito County authorities are also waiting for lab results in order to determine the cause of death and the identity of the woman.
The San Benito County Sheriff’s Department transports its deceased to the Monterey County Coroners Office to assist in their autopsies. Due to recent cutbacks to the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department the Sheriff himself had to respond to the call and secure the scene.
San Benito County authorities have discovered two dead bodies in 2012. The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have any information concerning the unidentified female to call the Department at 831-636-4080 or their TIP-LINE at 831-636-4084.
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