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Woman’s body is identified

Joanna Hartman, Sierra Sun

Placer County sheriff’s detectives have identified the woman whose body was discovered in Tahoe Vista last week as a British woman reported missing from a nearby residence.

“We have a positive identification on our victim, and it is Victoria,” said Placer Lt. John Savage.

The identity of Victoria Ann Rider, 37, was made using local fingerprints and dental records. She was originally from the United Kingdom and had also used the names Victoria Adams and Victoria Proctor.

Authorities are seeking Rider’s daughter, 15-year-old Naomi Riley and Riley’s boyfriend, Felix Lizarraga, 24, who both shared the Tahoe Vista apartment with Rider.

According to an initial coroner’s report, Rider died from blunt force trauma to the head at least two weeks before her body was found, Savage said. Savage previously said investigators are treating the death as a likely homicide.

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