More Human Remains Found in Lake Mead

The National Park Service of the popular south-western US recreation said more human remains were found as the shrinking shoreline of Lake Mead recedes.

According to the National Park Service, authorities found the unidentified remains at Swim Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Monday. 

“The investigation is ongoing,” the National Park said in a statement adding that the age of the remains is unknown. 

Previously, the decomposed body of a man in a barrel, apparently shot in the head, was found. 

Las Vegas police said authorities are investigating a suspected murder surrounding the death of “the man in a barrel,” between the mid-1970s and 1980s, possibly linked to the mob.

The water level of the lake, a vital resource for millions of people in the southwest, has dropped to more than 170ft since 1983. 

The lake is now down to about 30% of capacity. 


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