UPDATE ON 3/19/19: The Clark County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the body found on March 15 in a deserted area of State Road 147 near mile marker 10. According to the coroner, Marcos Andres Madrid died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Madrid’s sister sent 8 News NOW a picture of her brother and made the following post on Facebook Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating a body that was found in a deserted area of State Road 147 near mile marker 10.

The person who discovered the body alerted police to it on March 15 around 3:48 p.m.  Detectives determined that the body was that of a man and it appeared that it had been in the deserted area for several days. 

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the body,  homicide detectives were called in to investigate.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released later by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.