Two bodies discovered by a snowplow driver on the side of a highway in the eastern Sierra Nevada have been identified as a Burbank couple.
The homicide victims were identified as William Adrian Larsen, 35, and Yesenia Larson, 30, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Office. Details about a cause of death were not immediately available, but authorities said in a news release Monday that the case is being investigated as a double-murder.
A Caltrans snowplow driver clearing a section of U.S. 395 discovered the bodies Monday before dawn on the shoulder of a remote stretch of road about 10 miles north of Bridgeport. The community is about 40 miles northeast of Yosemite National Park.
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"The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement Monday.
The bodies were found after a significant snowstorm.