The body of a 19-year-old woman, who has been missing since New Year’s, was found about a mile from the concert she had planned to attend. Alyssa Byrne, of Petaluma California, may have tried to walk the three miles from the “SnowGlobe Music Festival” to her hotel in South Shore, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and may have become confused or lost.
Neither foul play nor suicide are the suspected cause of her death. There were long lines for the shuttle buses to return those who attended the festival. Her decision to walk in sub-freezing temperatures was most likely the cause of death. Both blood alcohol and toxicology tests will be performed to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved in her demise.
A utility worker found her body on the side of the road behind a snow bank. Authorities said she was last seen by friends she was staying with between 12:30 and 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at a bar. Her cell phone’s last call was made from the vicinity of the concert. Friends knew she left the concert, but don’t know where she was last seen.
Ms. Byrne was taking classes at Santa Rosa’s Junior College Petaluma campus to become a firefighter. She worked as hostess at Cattleman’s restaurant.
There is no parking at the event, and the festival’s website advises concertgoers not to walk or hitchhike to or from the event in extremely cold temperatures.
Columnist-The Guardian Express