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3 women found dead at Squaw Valley

December 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Sheriff's deputies say three young women found dead in a car near the Squaw Valley ski resort were apparently the victims of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.The car's engine was running Tuesday when a security guard found the bodies of 22-year-old Lacey Louann Sutton of Marysville, 21-year-old Sara Alice McCullah of Marysville and a 17-year-old girl from Loma Rica. The name of the 17-year-old was not released.

Placer County sheriff's Lt. Allan Carter says the women were apparently sleeping in the car, which was covered in snow.

Carter says the car's tailpipe appeared to be blocked by snow, allowing carbon monoxide to leak into the vehicle.

McCullah's mother, Cindy Walczak, said McCullah and Sutton had moved to the area to find work at the resort.

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