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Coroner IDs remains found in barrel on side of Las Vegas street

The Clark County coroner’s office on Friday identified a man whose remains were found in a barrel on the side of a roadway.

The remains of Rene Olmos Enriquez Jr., 39, were found Tuesday in a barrel on the side of Palm Street and East Quail Avenue, the coroner’s office said. His cause and manner of death were pending.

In a statement Wednesday, Las Vegas police said Enriquez was reported missing on Nov. 3. Ryan Bentley, 43, was arrested and booked on a murder charge.

Police declined to provide Bentley’s arrest report, citing an open investigation.

He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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