The human remains were found and recovered Monday at a beach on Lake Mead, the National Park Service said.
Around 4:30 p.m., rangers received a tip about the remains at Swimming Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, on the Arizona-Nevada border.
Rangers established a siege, and the rest were recovered. Clark County, Nev., a medical examiner will determine the cause of death, the park service said.
Additional details, including how long the remains may have been at the beach before being discovered, were not available Tuesday night.
“Lake Mead National Recreation Area has no new comment on the incident at this time due to the nature of the ongoing investigation,” the park service said in an email to The Times.
Monday’s discovery comes months after water levels receded at the nation’s largest reservoir, uncovering two sets of remains from decades ago.
Skeletons found in a crate in early May likely belonged to a victim who was shot dead in the 1970s or 1980s, officials said.
Six days later, another set of remains was found in Callville Bay.
Authorities believe that due to the region’s extreme drought and lower water levels of Lake Mead, more remains will be found.
In addition to human remains, the receding waters reveal watercraft, including a World War II-era boat that was commissioned at the lake before sinking.
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-07-26/more-human-remains-third-set-since-early-may-found-at-lake-mead More human remains found at Lake Mead