Man found dead near Pahrump homeless camp

A 67-year-old man was found dead at a homeless camp in Pahrump on Friday night, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office received a call that a man was found in the desert near the homeless camp located just east of Crawford Way and Highway 160 in Pahrump at 5:45 p.m.

Detectives found the body of Gilbert Avelar and are still investigating the cause and circumstances of his death, police said. Avelar’s death is not believed to be suspicious.

Contact Wesley Juhl at and 702-383-0391. Find him on Twitter: @WesJuhl

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