Update: The Andrew Lee Investigation

On 7/14/15 at about 11:10 AM, 49 year-old Andrew Lee was arrested for allegedly annoying and/or molesting a child and peeping. After the arrest, a search warrant was executed on Lee’s home and his business. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detectives recovered a large amount of video and photographic evidence of unidentified women who were victims of having the area under their skirt secretly recorded. This form of voyeurism or “Peeping Tom” is known as “upskirting” and is normally done with a cell phone.

The incidents most likely have occurred over the last year at Target and Raley’s Stores in El Dorado Hills and TJ Maxx in Placerville as well as numerous retail establishments in Sacramento County. The videos appeared to be of women and girls between the ages of 16 and 40 wearing dresses or skirts. During the surreptitious filming by the suspect, some of the victim’s faces were captured in the recordings that detectives hope will help identify the person. Victim participation is vital in court proceedings.

If you believe you were a victim or have information regarding this investigation, please call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (530) 642-4703.

Lt. Tom Murdoch

Andrew Lee - 071515Booking photo of Andrew Lee


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Search for missing Bay Area Man continues

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for missing Bay Area man, Edward Cavanaugh. Search and Rescue crews from Stanislaus, Shasta, and Sacramento Counties have joined the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team in their attempt to locate Edward Cavanaugh. There are approximately 85 total Search and Rescue volunteers searching the area between Mosquito and Garden Valley communities for Mr. Cavanaugh. Search teams are walking the rough terrain on foot, while Off Road Vehicle teams utilize quad runners and dirt bikes to search the Rock Creek trail system. A U. S. Coast Guard air unit was used to search the area by air yesterday evening. The Coast Guard Air Unit is scheduled to return and assist with search efforts today.

We urge anyone with information regarding Edward Cavanaugh’s disappearance to contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Non- Emergency Dispatch Center at (530) 621-6600

Search for Missing Bay Area man

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has launched a search for a missing Bay Area man in the Rock Creek area of El Dorado County. Edward Cavanaugh, a 46 year old male was last seen on July 17th while riding his blue Yamaha YZ 250 in the Rock Creek trail system. Mr. Cavanaugh parted ways with another rider he had been riding with. Cavanaugh was going to utilize the trail system to return to a residence he owns in the area. This trail system is in the Georgetown Divide area between the towns of Mosquito and Garden Valley.

Search efforts began yesterday and include over 50 Search and Rescue volunteers from El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, Alpine and Stanislaus Counties. Friends and family of Mr. Cavanaugh are searching the area as well. Search crews are utilizing off road vehicles, foot teams, and a C.H.P. helicopter.

Mr. Cavanaugh does have a medical condition. He was last seen wearing Fox brand dirt bike riding clothing and a black helmet. If anyone has information regarding Edward Cavanaugh please contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Central Dispatch non-emergency at (530) 621-6600