Teen missing since New Year’s Eve concert found dead in nearby snow


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The body of a teenager missing since New Year’s Eve was found in the snow beside a road in South Lake Tahoe.

Alyssa Byrne, 19, went to the Snow Globe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe on Monday night and hadn’t been seen since.


A utility worker found the body, later identified as Byrne’s, about 10 feet from a road. The body was not visible from the road because of high piles of snow.

Byrne was fully clothed, with no visible trauma. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies will be investigating her death.

Officials say there was a long wait for shuttle buses from the community college where the concert was being held Monday night, prompting some concert-goers to walk back. Although officials are not commenting yet on a cause of death, it appears possible that Byrne may have fallen off the road while walking along it. The temperature overnight fell to between zero and 10 degrees.

Byrne was staying at the Horizon Casino across the Nevada border.


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-- Fox 40