Two deaths investigated this week
Local law enforcement investigators are looking into the Halloween death of Mammoth Lakes man, calling it “suspicious.” At approximately 8 a.m. on the morning of Monday, Oct. 31, Mono County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male.
Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Paramedics were dispatched arrived at a residence on Evergreen Street to find John Tobacco, 30, of Mammoth Lakes, unresponsive and without vital signs. Deputies reported that his roommate first discovered Tobacco in that condition.
It was soon determined that Tobacco was deceased. Mono County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene to begin the coroner’s investigation.
No weapons were involved in the incident; however, narcotics were found at the scene. Final cause of death is pending autopsy results, which are expected on Friday, Nov. 4, and subsequent toxicological results.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Department dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male in the Mammoth Lakes area.
Alexander Viterbi, 40, of Mammoth Lakes, was found by a friend in his residence on Hillside Drive. Mono County Paramedics, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Police Department and Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene, and determined that Viterbi was deceased. Cause of death is under investigation by MCSD, pending autopsy results.