More human remains found at Lake Mead as water drops
The National Park Service received responded to a call reporting a skeleton at Callville Bay at the lake’s recreation area
May 9, 2022 2:45pm
Updated: May 10, 2022 1:11am
As the water level continues to drop at Lake Mead—the largest water reservoir located between Arizona and Nevada— authorities have found more bodies.
On Saturday, the National Park Service received responded to a call reporting a skeleton at Callville Bay at the lake’s recreation area. The Clark County Medical Examiner was contacted to help determine the cause of death. However, Sources told KLAS that there are no signs of foul play.
On May 1, a boater found a barrel containing the body of a man who is thought to have been killed in the 1970s because of his clothing, reported the Las Vegas Police. The investigation is still ongoing, and the coroner’s office is still trying to identify the remains.
Lake Meade provides water to over 40 million people in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Mexico. However, the reservoir’s water levels have been falling at an alarming rate. As of Monday, the lake’s water level was around 162 feet below its 2000s level—the lowest level on record since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.
The lake’s water decrease also exposed the reservoir’s original water intake valves, which had been in service since the 1970s.
Body in barrel found as drought deletes water levels at Lake Meade pic.twitter.com/724kznbTf9— Gwen Edwards (@news12ctgwen) May 3, 2022
I think anybody can understand there are probably more bodies that have been dumped in Lake Mead, it's just a matter of, are we able to recover those?" said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Lieutenant Ray Spencer last week.
Two retired Las Vegas officers—hosts of “The Problem Solver Show”—are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who finds additional bodies at the lake.
“The Problem Solver is offering this challenge in an effort to bring a sense of closure to the families and friends of the victims, and to assist local law enforcement in their efforts,” the men said in a statement Thursday.