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Woman’s body found in lake in Desert Shores neighborhood

Updated December 17, 2020 - 12:39 pm

Las Vegas police said no foul play is suspected after a woman’s body was found floating in a lake Thursday morning in a northwest valley neighborhood.

Police were called at about 7:15 a.m. to Regatta and Mariner drives, a residential area in the Desert Shores neighborhood near Buffalo Drive and Smoke Road, to investigate a report of a body in a lake, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

First responders found the woman in Lake Jacqueline. Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said his detectives were called to the scene, but as of Thursday afternoon no foul play was suspected.

Several people using a trail around the water on Thursday morning said they were surprised that a body had been found in the lake, which is normally a quiet area.

Jeff Logue, 50, who lives nearby and rides his bike around the lake regularly, said he heard “multiple sirens” early in the morning but did not investigate.

“It makes me want to move out,” he said, after learning about the woman’s body.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Glenn Puit contributed to this report.

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