FBI joins in search for missing Petaluma woman at South Shore Lake Tahoe

UPDATE 2:40PM: The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with several agencies including the FBI, are actively searching for 19-year-old Alyssa Byrne of Petaluma, Calif., who was at South Lake Tahoe attending a music festival and was last seen by friends on the gaming floor of the Horizon Casino in Stateline between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The sheriff’s office in conjunction with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Eldorado County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, Douglas County Search and Rescue and air support from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are working to ascertain Alyssa’s whereabouts.

No leads have been generated to the circumstances of Alyssa’s disappearance.

Alyssa is 5 foot 3inches tall, 125 pounds with black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black snow boots, and black yoga-type pants with her hair pulled back. She was last seen by friends on the gaming floor of the Horizon Casino on 01-01-13 at approximately 1230-100 am.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Douglas County Dispatch at (775) 782-5126.

A Secret Witness reward of $1000.00 has been established for any information as to the whereabouts of Alyssa.

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 19 year old female, Alyssa Byrne, who was attending the SnowGlobe music event in South Lake Tahoe on New Years Eve.
The circumstances to her disappearance are unknown at this time. Douglas County Search and Rescue has been activated to assist in an area search.

Alyssa Byrne, from Petaluma, Calif, is 5 foot 3 inches tall and 125 pounds. She has black hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, black yoga type pants, black snow boots and her hair was pulled back.

Friends that she was staying with last saw her in the Horizon Casino between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. early morning on Tuesday, Jan. 1, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Investigation into this incident is continuing, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in developing any suspects or leads.

A reward of up to $1000 is available for information leading to the location of Alyssa Byrne.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Secret Witness at:
(775) 78-CRIME (775-782-7463); or DCSO Investigations Division at: 775-782-9905.

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Douglas County Secret Witness is seeking information on any criminal activity in the Douglas County area. Cash rewards are available for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of perpetrators. Total anonymity is assured. Payment will be made in any manner that the caller prefers. Anyone with information is urged to call 775-78-CRIME (775-782-7463).


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