Body found east of Las Vegas with apparent stab wounds

Updated February 1, 2018 - 9:10 pm

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.

Contact Mike Shoro at or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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