Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide after a search and rescue helicopter spotted a body in the desert area north of Sunrise Mountain while searching for a pair of hikers.
The body was found about 3:10 p.m. near Frenchman Mountain Road, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
Homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said an investigation was opened after police discovered the body had been stabbed about six times. Metro later said the body was shot, too.
Police said the body appeared to have been there for more than a day.
The hikers, one of whom was suffering a head injury, were found and safely taken down the mountain, police said.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the man’s identity as well as his cause and manner of death once his next of kin is notified.
Metro urged anybody with information on the shooting to call homicide detectives at 702-828-3521 or 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.