North Las Vegas police are investigating after a body was found Monday afternoon in a desert lot near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A person walking in the area of Statz Street and Rome Boulevard, northwest of Centennial Parkway and Pecos Road, found the body about 4:30 p.m., North Las Vegas police spokeswoman Ann Cavaricci said.
Given the condition the body was found in, Cavaricci said, “At this point, we believe it’s possibly a homicide.”
She said because of the body’s condition, it was too early to determine the victim’s sex.
Police have little information about what happened; they couldn’t tell Monday whether a crime happened in the area or whether the body was dumped.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111.