A fourth set of human remains has surfaced on Lake Mead, which straddles the Arizona and Nevada borders, where its waters continue to recede.
The National Park Service said on Saturday that the remains – the fourth such find since May – were found in the Swim Beach area, CNN mentioned. NPS did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday from independent.
The bodies that surfaced have caused a stir in the area since the first remains were found on May 1 in the drought-exhausted lake.
Boaters enjoying Lake Mead discovered human remains in a barrel on May 1 near Hemenway Harbor in a reservoir on the Colorado River.
The water level dropped so dramatically that the upper intake of Lake Mead became visible at the end of April as the American West continued to suffer two decades of massive drought exacerbated by the climate crisis.
The reservoir on the Colorado River behind the Hoover Dam has become so depleted that Las Vegas has begun pumping water from deeper into Lake Mead, which also extends into Arizona.
With the lake gone, some of its secrets came to light – literally. Many organized crime insiders believe that some of these can solve old mob mysteries.
“This topic is on everyone’s lips in this city,” said Jeffrey Schumacher, vice president of exhibitions and programs at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. independent earlier this year. “Anywhere I go – especially me – people want to talk about it and speculate about it.
“There is something about solving an old mystery that appeals to people. She listens to what some people see as a golden era in Las Vegas: ‘When the mob runs it,’ that’s how they say it… It combines nostalgia with a desire to Solve a puzzle, and it’s something everyone’s minds here,” he says.
The museum’s deputy head said the body in the barrel, which police judged to be a murder victim, bore the hallmarks of a mob mob.
Two more sets of remains were also discovered, not counting this month’s discovery.
The park service told CNN that rangers set up a perimeter at the current site to retrieve the remains with the help of divers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and a coroner was working to establish the cause of death.