LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More skeletal remains have been discovered at Lake Mead following a dive earlier this month, the 8 News Now Investigators confirmed Wednesday.
On Oct. 17, a diver discovered a human bone in the area of Callville Bay, a spokesperson said. On Oct. 18, a second dive found more “human skeletal remains.”
The National Park Service does not suspect foul play and the Clark County coroner’s office was working to identify the remains.
Several sets of human remains have been discovered at Lake Mead since May.
The first set was found May 1 when a body was found in a barrel near Hemenway Harbor.
Less than a week later, additional human remains were found at Callville Bay. That set of remains was identified as a 42-year-old man who drowned in 2002.
The third set of remains was found on July 25, when a person at Swim Beach near Boulder Beach reported human remains to the park service. A fourth set of remains was discovered in the same area and is believed to be related to the third case.
As the 8 News Now Investigators first reported earlier this month, a bone that was found at the lake and initially categorized as an animal bone is now being examined as human remains after a report by the 8 News Now Investigators.
The identification of all the remains could take months, if not years. Widespread DNA sampling is a recent phenomenon.
Getting a sample from the remains and matching it with a living family member is the only way to potentially solve these mysteries.
Since Lake Mead’s filling in the 1930s, 300 people have drowned in its waters, park service officials previously told the 8 News Now Investigators. The decade with the most drownings is the 1990s, records showed.
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