(Latest Update) Report of double-homicide off U.S. Hwy 395 in Bridgeport | Highway 395 Reopened

UPDATE: Press Release from Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun

11/12/2020; The victims have been identified as William Adrian Larsen, 35, and Yesenia Larsen, 30, from Burbank, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. There were no additional details.

11/10/2020 | Ingrid Braun, Sheriff-Coroner
Date: November 10, 2020
Re: Press Release – Double Homicide Investigation

On November 9, 2020, just before 6:30 a.m., a Cal Trans snowplow driver observed two
bodies on the shoulder of Highway 395, approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport. The
highway was immediately closed, and personnel from the Mono County Sheriffs’ Office
(MCSO) and California Highway Patrol (CHP) quickly responded to investigate. It was
determined that the man and woman had been murdered, and MCSO has taken the lead on
the homicide investigation.

The names of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified. It can be
confirmed that neither are local to Mono County or surrounding areas. The crime appears to
be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport. Additional
details will be released as they become available, provided the investigation will not be

(11/09/2020) Original post:

Details are very sketchy at this time. There is an ongoing homicide investigation by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office taking place after the two bodies (a man and a woman) were found of the side of the road on U.S. Highway 395. The incident has forced the closure of the highway between Emigrant Street and Sonora Junction (SR 180).

U.S. Hwy 395 reopened around 1am this morning
Sierra Wave will provide more details as they become available.

14 Responses to (Latest Update) Report of double-homicide off U.S. Hwy 395 in Bridgeport | Highway 395 Reopened

  1. Thomas November 14, 2020 at 10:06 am #

    Your Sheriff is very highly-qualified and she has had major metropolitan area law enforcement experience. She was a lieutenant in Los Angeles before she moved to your area. Trust me, nobody makes LT in the LAPD unless they are intelligent and diligent in their work. I am sure she has qualified command staff in all areas, including homicide investigations.

  2. Roy November 13, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

    A news article from Channel 7 in Los Angeles says they are a couple from Burbank….I’m wondering if this is a case of kidnap/murder

  3. paul November 12, 2020 at 8:17 pm #

    Victims have been ID’d. They had a minor pot infraction before legalization. Other than that not much else of note.

    • David Dennison November 12, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

      I was reading the alleged “minor” pot infraction was a $400,000 deal where it seems a person involved had turned up missing and has not been found to this day.

  4. Man from Mono November 12, 2020 at 6:23 pm #


    Victims identified.

    Record Courier says Marijuana Deal

  5. David Dennison November 12, 2020 at 8:29 am #

    This one is going to get interesting,once some facts come out,if they do.
    Was a vehicle present along with the victims ?
    Was there a weapon recovered at the scene ?
    Were they murdered at that spot along the highway,or transported from elsewhere ?
    Tire tracks in the new snow ?
    Why close the road down from what it sounds like all the way to Bridgeport,10 + miles ?
    Are the victims Bridgeport residents or from elsewhere ?
    It seems Mono County Law Enforcement are a good group,and sure they will get to the bottom of this.

    • margie510 November 12, 2020 at 10:02 am #

      They are from SoCal but I don’t know their names.

    • M. Anderson November 12, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

      David, read the article again. It states “It can be confirmed that neither are local to Mono County or surrounding areas. The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport.”

      • d November 12, 2020 at 5:09 pm #

        Let me wiggle out of that one.
        I was actually meaning if they might’ve had any ties to Inyo or Mono County.
        Not so much if they both lived in the area.

    • Tinner November 13, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

      David Dennison, “this one is going to get interesting”?
      You mean compared to all the other double homicides in Mono County?
      Not as “interesting” as it is tragic.

  6. Wayne November 11, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

    Mono and Inyo County have qualified law enforcement officers, unfortunately politics and arrogance gets in their way of providing service to the public. If only Mono Sheriff had patrol coverage more than 10 hours a day to serve the public….

  7. Almost Native November 11, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

    I sure hope Mono County brings in outside help. Honestly i think they are unqualified to work on major crimes. Inyo County included.

    • Donald Salac November 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm #

      If you are uncomfortable with the local police handling a murder because of inexperience, move to LA. The police down there have a LOT more experience with violent crimes.

    • Rick O'Brien November 12, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

      Not un-qualified , just not the type of case that a small rural Sheriff’s Dept. is eqipped to dealing with . When was the last time Mono County had a Double Homicide ?


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