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Date: May 4, 2022
Contact: Public Affairs Officer

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Human remains have been found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

National Park Service rangers began searching the area near Hemenway Harbor around 3:00 p.m. PST on May 1 after a witness reported finding a barrel containing human remains.

A perimeter was set and the National Park Service Investigative Service Branch coordinated with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Section to recover the remains. CSI and the Las Vegas Metro Homicide Units are leading the ongoing investigation and requests for information.

The investigation is ongoing and the Clark County Medical Examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death. No further information or interviews are being granted by LVMPD at this time.

If you have information on the discovery of the remains, please contact Las Vegas Metro Homicide by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the only national park minutes from Las Vegas that offers Joshua trees, slot canyons and night skies illuminated by the Milky Way. The park’s rocks are as red as fire and the mountains are purple majesties. Lake Mead is the country’s first and largest national recreation area and the fifth most visited national park in the country. Follow us at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Last updated: May 4, 2022

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