On Monday, April 10, 2013, at about 3:11 p.m., Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Mazourka Canyon Road, east of Independence, CA, for the report of a deceased person. Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased female. Initial investigation identified the decedent as 34-year-old Independence resident Dorothy Erin McQueen.
Further investigation, including a forensic autopsy, has been completed.
This is an ongoing homicide investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at
(760) 878-0383 option #4.