Cops: Body in barrel in Lake Mead was man who had been shot
May 4, 2022
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The body found inside a barrel on the newly exposed bottom of Lake Mead after the lake's level was depleted amid drought is that of a man who was shot, police said Tuesday.
The killing probably happened between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s because the victim was wearing shoes that were manufactured during that period, said homicide Lt. Ray Spencer, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The barrel was found Sunday in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area by boaters who informed authorities.
Drought has dropped the water level of Lake Mead on the Colorado River in...