Double homicide under investigation in Mono County
The investigation into the murders of a man and woman along Highway 395 was responsible for the closure of the highway for 17 hours on Monday.
A CalTrans snowplow driver spotted two bodies along the shoulder of the highway around 10 miles north of Bridgeport.
The highway was closed immediately while Mono County Sheriff’s detectives and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene.
“It was determined that a man and woman had been murdered,” Sheriff Ingrid Braun said.
Braun confirmed that neither victim was local to Mono County or the surrounding jurisdictions.
“The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport,” she said.
The names of the dead have not yet been released.
The sheriff said her office will release information as it becomes available as long as it doesn’t compromise the investigation.