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Human remains found in barrel at Lake Mead, officials say

Updated May 1, 2022 - 10:03 pm

Human remains were found at Lake Mead on Sunday, officials said.

National Park Service rangers searched an area near Hemenway Harbor at 3 p.m. Sunday after a witness reported a barrel containing human remains, the park service said in a statement.

Park officials established a perimeter and were working with the Metropolitan Police Department to investigate, the statement said.

No other information was immediately available. The person is expected to be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office once relatives have been notified.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter.

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