More human remains in Lake Mead found amid water level drop

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A week after a decades-old body in a barrel was found in Lake Mead, authorities in Las Vegas are trying to identify a second set of newly discovered human remains.

Two paddle boarders reported the find on Saturday in a bay of the lake.

The National Park Service confirmed the bones are human.

Las Vegas police say they aren’t treating the discovery has a homicide.

It came after a body in a barrel was found in the drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir between Nevada and Arizona.

In that case, police say the body was a man who had been shot in the 1970s or 1980s.

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