Two found dead in Bishop residence, no foul play evidence


Two people were found dead at a Bishop residence Sept. 23 and investigators are trying to find out why. At about 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Inyo County Sheriff’s investigators received notification of two deceased bodies in a home on Pa-Ha Lane, according to a press release.

Inyo County Coroner Leon Brune released the following names: Helena Spratt, 18, Bishop and Chase Tague, 27, Bishop.

The bodies were discovered by a neighbor. There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. An autopsy will take place to determine the cause of death.

The autopsy results are expected to be available several weeks from now. The public is encouraged to contact the Inyo County Sheriff’s investigations at 760-878-0383.