Lake Mead's body in barrel is victim who was likely shot decades ago, Las Vegas police say

The barrel was found along the shore at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Boaters initially found the container and reported it to authorities, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.

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This photo taken Monday, aprile 25, 2022, by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. A barrel containing human remains was found at the lake on Sunday, ha detto la polizia.

This photo taken Monday, aprile 25, 2022, by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. A barrel containing human remains was found at the lake on Sunday, ha detto la polizia. (AP)

The barrel was exposed at the bottom of the lake amid a drought. Police believe the victim is a man who was shot and ucciso sometime between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s.

We believe this is a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound,” Las Vegas homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said in a statement.

Investigators cited the clothing and shoes the victim was wearing, which were manufactured during that period, Spencer said, il Rivista di Las Vegas segnalato. The Clark County coroner’s office will try to determine the man’s identity.

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Drought has dropped the water level of Lake Mead on the Colorado River in southern Nevada and northern Arizona so much that Las Vegas’ uppermost water intake became visible last week.

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Lake Mead and Lake Powell upstream are the largest human-made reservoirs in the U.S., part of a system that provides water to more than 40 un milione di persone, tribes, agriculture and industry in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Nuovo Messico, Utah, Wyoming and across the southern border in Mexico.

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