Homicide investigation underway at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

ISB Special Agents, US Park Rangers, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section are investigating a homicide at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. NPS photo of Boulder Basin.
ISB Special Agents, US Park Rangers, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section are investigating a homicide at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

NPS photo of Boulder Basin.

News Release Date: July 19, 2016

Contact: LVMPD Homicide Section, Crime Stoppers 702-385-5555

Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, Tip Line 888-653-0009

Homicide investigation underway at Lake Mead 

Special Agents with the NPS Investigative Services Branch (ISB), US Park Rangers, and the Homicide Section of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) are investigative a homicide in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

On July 18 at 8 am, rangers responded to the desert area near the Special Events Beach at Boulder Basin immediately after receiving reports of a possible deceased female. Rangers located the victim and observed obvious signs of trauma to her body. The National Park Service (NPS) requested the LVMPD Homicide Section to assist with the investigation.

Investigators determined the deceased woman had injuries that appeared to be consistent with being the victim of a homicide. The motive behind the homicide remains unknown; however, this appears to be an isolated incident. 

This is an active investigation with no further details available at this time. The victim's identity, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward. 

You may also reach ISB Special Agents on our Tip Line. Remember - you don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know:


ISB: the Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service




Last updated: July 19, 2016