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Body recovered from overturned car off Highway 193 in Cool

By: Journal Staff Writer
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AUBURN CA - Authorities in El Dorado County were attempting to determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found inside a car that had left Highway 193 in Cool and overturned. Investigators believe the woman’s body had been lying undiscovered for days before the car was spotted Friday, an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Tuesday. The woman’s name was not being released Tuesday by the El Dorado County Coroner’s Office because relatives had not been notified, Lt. Tim Becker said. The body was reported shortly before noon Friday about 30 yards off the roadway on Highway 193, the road between Georgetown and Cool. The car was upside-down when El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived, Becker said. The body’s state of decomposition indicated the woman had been dead for several days before the car and body were discovered, he said. The coroner was investigating the cause of death and the officers with the California Highway Patrol in Placerville were attempting to determine the cause of the crash, Becker said.