One person found dead on Highway 267 near Truckee

One person found dead on Highway 267 near Truckee

The Truckee Police Department is investigating after a dead body was found near the Highway 267 bypass bridge early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say they responded to an abandoned vehicle near the bridge shortly before 2 a.m. on July 11.

When they arrived on scene, police saw the driver side door open.

An initial investigation indicated that the driver may have voluntarily gone missing in the immediate area.

The Truckee Police Department long with the Nevada County Sheriff Search and Rescue and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter conducted a search of the area and located a dead body.

The identity has not been released at this time.

This is an active investigation.

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