Investigators are trying to identify the second set of remains from Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS – A week after a decades-old body was found in receding Lake Mead, Las Vegas authorities are trying to identify a second group of newly discovered human remains.

Two sisters from Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb, were paddling on the drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir when they discovered bones in the Callville Bay area of ​​the lake on Saturday.

Lindsey Melvin told KLAS-TV that at first they thought it was a bighorn sheep, but saw what appeared to be a human jaw and called park rangers. The National Park Service confirmed in a statement that the boundaries found were human.

Investigators are not treating the case as a homicide, Las Vegas police said. The remains are currently with the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The discovery came after a body was found in a barrel on May 1 along the newly exposed shoreline of the lake formed by the Hoover Dam between Nevada and Arizona.


In that case, police said the body was a man who was probably shot between the mid-1970s and early 1980s for wearing shoes made during that period.

The drought has lowered the water level of Lake Mead so much that Las Vegas’ top hydrant became visible two weeks ago.

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