Dead man found in Haiwee Reservoir


From Inyo Sheriff Public Information Officer Carma Roper:

On May 17th Department of Water and Power notified the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the Haiwee Reservoir.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.

The subject is male, and believed to be in his 30’s to 40’s; there was no identification on the body.

An autopsy is scheduled in order to determine the cause of death.

More information will be released as it is available.


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11 Responses to Dead man found in Haiwee Reservoir

  1. Wayne Deja May 18, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    There was a vehicle chase in Olancha a few nights ago,where the vehicle’s driver eluded and was able to get away..last seen running along the Aquaduct…believe it was a driver from Ridgecrest.I bet this is the guy….

    • SEEKING ANSWERS May 25, 2012 at 8:09 am #

      How do you know if was a drive from ridgecrest?

      And did you see the chase?

      Did you know what time all of this happened?

      How many cops were chasing the vehicle and how do you know that the person was last seen running along the aquaduct?

      Did you personally see him running along the aquaduct? If so what time?

      Please we need answers

      • Wayne Deja May 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

        SEEKING ANSWERS….I think the answers you are seeking can be answered in the follow-up story Benett Kessler posted…

  2. Trouble May 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    No Wayne I’m still here 🙂

    • Big AL May 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm #


  3. Big Rick O'Brien May 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    It’s gotta be… . You’re not even allowed to fish at Haiwee anymore, are you?

  4. Trouble May 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    No fishing allowed- that’s DWP doing the Bush thing and playing on your fears to use as a excuse to shut out us “normal people” out. Bet the fishing is killer down there now.

  5. Wayne Deja May 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Still can fish there….at least for a select few….depending on who you are,and where you work.

  6. Donna May 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    His name was Alan and people cared about him!

  7. Trouble May 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    Donna- I ‘m truly sorry and wish you and all his love ones nothing but the best. Sorry.

  8. Tina October 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Like Donna said we all cared and loved Alan. R.I.P. you will be missed!


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