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Las Vegas police investigating body found near Lake Mead

Updated March 7, 2019 - 10:34 pm

A person was found dead under suspicious circumstances Thursday in open desert near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

About 10:50 a.m., a man driving through the remote area with his kids noticed a vehicle that had a rock thrown through one of its windows parked along East Lake Mead Boulevard, about 7 miles east of Los Feliz Street but before the entrance to the Lake Mead park, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The body was found after officers had arrived, police spokesoman Laura Meltzer said, prompting Metro’s homicide unit to take over the investigation.

Further information was not available Thursday night.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the person after next-of-kin notifications.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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