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Mother Nature continues to expose the evil side of humanity.
As you may know, the body of a murder victim who was killed decades ago was found last week in a dilapidated barrel on Lake Mid. The horrific discovery was made due to the declining water level in the country’s largest man-made reservoir.
Now, less than a week later, another disturbing discovery was made in the area. The remains of a human skeleton were found in Colville Bay in the Lake Mid National Recreation Area around 2 a.m. Saturday, according to U.S. National Park Service Rangers. Park Rangers set up a fence and rescued the remains.
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Clark County Medical Examiners have collected the remains and are working to identify the person and determine the cause of death. The Park Service said in a press release:
“The investigation is ongoing. No additional information will be available at this time. “
On Monday, officials said they found no evidence to suggest foul play.
The tragic discovery was made by two sisters, Lindsay And Lynette Melvin, Who were paddling on the lake because the water was too shallow for snorkeling. The sisters told the Las Vegas station KTNV When they stopped to look around for a bar of sand, they found the remains.
Initially, the couple thought it was the remains of a Bighorn sheep, but eventually they realized that the remains contained human jaw bones with teeth. At that point, they reported the remains to the National Park Service Rangers.
Linette tells the press:
“We truly hope that the person’s family will finally find an answer and hope that their souls will rest in peace.”
It comes a week after the mutilated body of a murder victim was found in a steel barrel near the Hemenway Fishing Pier in the reservoir. Lt. Ray Spencer The homicide unit of the Las Vegas Metro Police said Class:
From the mid-1970s until the end, the victim’s clothes and shoes were sold at Kmart. We believe it was a homicide. “
Lieutenant Spencer said the barrel was originally about 100 feet underwater and was believed to be “a few hundred” yards off the coast:
“In the last 30 to 40 years, the water level has dropped so much that if a person dropped a barrel into the water and it sank, you would never find it unless the water level dropped. “
We shudder to think of what else to discover if people continue to explore the nearby-empty reservoir.
[Image via FOX 11-LA]