A Nevada Wildlife Department game warden found a body Thursday afternoon in a desert area east of Las Vegas, police said.
The body was found about 3:50 p.m. near East Lake Mead Boulevard and Pabco Road, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield said. He said the body appeared to have stab wounds.
Police opened a homicide investigation, Metro Lt. Patricia Cervantes said.
Metro is working with the Bureau of Land Management in the investigation, she said.
A call to a bureau spokesman was not returned Thursday night.
No further information was immediately available.