Las Vegas police think aAt the bottom of the newly exposed Lake Mead appeared a man who had been shot.
Also, Lt. Ray Spencer said in the Tuesday murder that the shoes the man was wearing were manufactured in the mid-to-late 1970s, indicating that the murder may have occurred between the mid-1970s and early 1980s, Las Vegas magazine review mentioned.
Police previously said they believed the remains may date back to the 1980s.
Boats spotted the barrel on Sunday afternoon and the National Park Service was alerted.
Shauna Hollister KLAS-TV said In Las Vegas, she and her husband were mooring in a boat when they heard a woman’s scream. Then they saw the corpse with a visible shirt and belt on it.
The barrel was probably visible due to the lowering of the water level in Lake Mead due to the ongoing drought. The drought has reduced the water level of Lake Mead on the Colorado River in southern Nevada and northern Arizona to such an extent that Las Vegas.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will attempt to identify the man.
Lake Mead and Lake Powell are the largest man-made reservoirs in the United States, and are part of a system that supplies water to more than 40 million people, tribes, agriculture, and industry in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and across the southern border into Mexico.