Fargo-like mystery as murdered couple are discovered by a California snowplow driver clearing remote stretch of highway in Sierra Nevada
- Cal Trans snowplow driver discovered bodies on the shoulder of US 395 outside Bridgeport, California, early Monday
- Deputies who responded determined the man and woman had been murdered
- Mono County Sheriff’s Office said killings appear to be ‘specific and targeted’
The victims’ bodies were spotted just before dawn on Monday on the shoulder of the highway about 10 miles north of the tiny community of Bridgeport.
The Cal Trans employee who made the grisly discovery contacted the authorities and the highway was immediately closed to traffic.
A Cal Trans snowplow driver on Monday discovered the bodies of a man and a woman on the shoulder of US 395 outside Bridgeport, California (pictured)
Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers responded and determined the deaths were homicides, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
‘It can be confirmed that neither are local to Mono County or surrounding areas. The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport,’ the statement said.
The names of the dead were withheld pending notification of relatives.
The discovery came after the first storms of the season moved through California, bringing significant snowfall to the Sierra.
The Mono County Sheriff’s Office said the double homicide appears to be ‘specific and targeted’
The Sheriff’s Office said further information will be released as long as it does not compromise the investigation.
US 395 reopened just before 1am on Tuesday.
A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in connection to killings.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is being asked to call the Mono County Sheriff’s Office at 760-932-7549.