Police investigate body found in desert

Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a body found in the desert on July 4, a Las Vegas police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Officer Laura Meltzer said police were alerted to the body at 4:17 p.m. A person reported seeing what appeared to be a body, somewhere in the desert between Las Vegas and Indian Springs. Indian Springs is about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Meltzer didn't have further details.

The investigation is ongoing.

Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.