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Simi Valley woman found dead in vehicle off Tioga Pass Road

June 12, 2012

A Simi Valley woman has been found dead in a vehicle off the Tioga Pass Road this morning, with a preliminary law enforcement report pointing toward a car accident as a possible cause of death.

Roberta Singer, 20, Simi Valley, was found this morning at approximately 11:00 a.m., Mono County Sheriff’s officials said. The sheriff dispatch received a call from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office with the report of a missing person thought to be traveling on S.R. 120 West, headed south down Tioga Pass.

Mono County Sheriff’s investigators responded to Tioga Pass at a big rock slide area called Blue Slide and located a vehicle approximately 200 yards off the roadway.

Lee Vining Fire Department, Mono County Paramedics, California Highway Patrol, Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Yosemite Search and Rescue, U.S Forest Service, the National Park Service and Caltrans were dispatched to aid in the efforts of locating the missing person. Lee Vining Fire personnel reached the vehicle via rope, where Roberta Singer, 20, Simi Valley, was found dead.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and final cause of death is under investigation by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.

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