United States – After a body was found in a metal barrel at Lake Mead in Nevada, more human remains were found again at the same location over the weekend, a statement released by the National Park Service said.
National Park Service rangers received a witness report of human skeletal remains discovered in Colville Bay in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday, May 7 at approximately 2:00 a.m. PST.
Park rangers answered the call and are at the scene to establish a perimeter and retrieve the remains, and the Clark County Medical Examiner was contacted to determine the cause of death.
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Also, the statement said that the investigation is ongoing, and so far there is no further information about the search.
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A dead body has been found in a barrel at the newly exposed bottom of Nevada’s Lake Mead due to a drought in one of America’s largest reservoirs.
Spencer said personal items found inside the barrel indicate the person died 40 years ago, in the 1980s.
“I would say there’s a very good chance that as the water level goes down, we’ll find additional human remains,” Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Ray Spencer told KLAS-TV on Monday.
Sailors saw the barrel on Sunday afternoon. National Park Service rangers searched an area near the lake’s Hemenway Harbor and found barrels containing skeletal remains.
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Lake Mead and upstream Lake Powell are the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States, part of a system that provides water to more than 40 million people, tribes, agriculture, and industry in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico . Across the southern border into Utah, Wyoming and Mexico.