Extra human stays had been discovered at Lake Mead Nationwide Recreation Space, marking the sixth discovery this yr on the nation’s largest reservoir, a spokesperson for the federal park stated Thursday.
The skeletal stays had been present in Callville Bay, an space roughly 30 miles east of Las Vegas, after a diver situated what seemed to be a human bone on Oct. 17, the spokesperson stated in an e mail.
A Nationwide Park Service dive staff carried out a full search the next day and confirmed a discovering of skeletal stays, the spokesperson stated.
Foul play is not suspected, the spokesperson stated. The park service contacted the Clark County coroner’s workplace to verify the particular person’s id.
A spokesman for Clark County didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday.
Human stays discovered at Lake Mead in 2022
- A park service dive staff confirmed the most recent stays on Oct. 18 in Callville Bay.
- Earlier discoveries had been on Might 1, Might 7, July 25, Aug. 6 and Aug. 15.
- One set of stays was linked to a deadly drowning in 2002. One other particular person present in a barrel seems to have died from a gunshot wound.
- The causes and manners of loss of life for the opposite stays haven’t been decided.
Different stays had been discovered on Might 1, Might 7, July 25, Aug. 6 and Aug. 15.
The primary set of stays had been present in what a witness described as a 50-gallon drum in Hemenway Harbor, about 30 miles south of Callville Bay. The particular person, who has not been recognized, appeared to have been fatally shot a long time in the past, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division has stated.
The division didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday.
The Might 7 stays, which had been additionally discovered at Callville Bay, had been recognized in August as Thomas Erndt, 42. Erndt was reported to have drowned on Aug. 2, 2002, Clark County Coroner Melanie Rouse has stated.
In August, a spokesman for the coroner’s workplace stated authorities had been trying into whether or not the stays discovered within the Boulder Seashore space on Aug. 6 and July 25 had been from the identical particular person.
The spokesman did not instantly reply to a request for remark and the standing of that investigation remained clear.
The stays discovered Aug. 16 haven’t been recognized.
The Nationwide Park Service has not responded to requests for touch upon what could also be behind the grim discoveries.
The stays have been discovered amid a worsening drought and record-low water ranges. In keeping with the park service, as of Thursday solely certainly one of its boat ramps remained open.
Along with being the nation’s largest reservoir, liable for offering water to 40 million folks, Lake Mead is among the busiest nationwide parks within the nation, drawing 7.6 million guests final yr.