Las Vegas: One of the bodies discovered by the Lake Mead drought has been identified

Three months ago, the water level of the largest reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead, began to drop, exposing at least three sets of human remains. Now, the police of Las Vegas, Nevada announced that identified one of them,

During the day on Wednesday, officials revealed who, according to preliminary reports, was the body? Thomas Erndtow, Who is believed to have died two decades ago.

conclusions were based on A DNA analysis and report from the original incident. X-rays, fingerprints, forensic dentistry, were also used in other studies.

These photos from Saturday, May 7, 2022, provided by Lindsay Melvin of Henderson, Nev., show the human remains she and her sister discovered on a sandbar that recently turned out to be Lake Mead.  A closer look revealed a human jaw with teeth.  The National Park Service confirmed in a statement that the bones are human.  (Lindsay Melvin via AP)
These photos from Saturday, May 7, 2022, provided by Lindsay Melvin of Henderson, Nev., show the human remains she and her sister discovered on a sandbar that recently turned out to be Lake Mead. A closer look revealed a human jaw with teeth. The National Park Service confirmed in a statement that the bones are human. (Lindsay Melvin via Associated Press)Lindsay Melvin – Lindsay Melvin

Erandt was 42 when he died on 2 August 2002., The official cause and manner of death have yet to be determined due to the advanced state of decomposition of the remains.

The first of the victims was discovered only on May 1.,

He was shot in the head and thrown into the lake in a container in the style of Hitman in the 1970s and 1980s., Detective Ray Spencer told local media that the time of death was probably determined by the man’s clothing and shoes.

days later, another body found, In July got a third and in august Two sets of skeletal remains discovered and La Jona de Swim Beach.

In the latest searches, Las Vegas police revealed a weapon found last Thursday, which may help explain some of the findings. The cause of death is believed to be a Mafia “Count”,

disclosures occur within the framework of A historic drought affecting the western United States,

Mead Lake was once 365 meters above sea level. However, now it Located at 317 m. Scientists say climate change and fossil fuel pollution have further exacerbated the natural cycle of drought.

A buoy stands still on June 8, 2022, at the dry bottom of a portion of Lake Mead, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, Nevada.  (AP Photo/John Locher)
A buoy stands still on June 8, 2022, on the dry floor of a portion of Lake Mead, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, Nevada. ( Associated Press Photo/John Locher)

Along with the dead bodies, was also discovered The original intake valve of a World War II-era sunken ship and reservoir that straddles the Nevada-Arizona border.

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