Skeletal remains found in Lake Mead identified as North Las Vegas man
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - One of the three sets of skeletal remains found in Lake Mead last year have been identified as a North Las Vegas man, according to Clark County on Tuesday.
On Oct. 17, 2022 the remains were found in the Callville Bay area by contractors working near the marina. More remains were found on Oct. 19 and it was determined they belonged to the same person.
They have been identified as Donald Smith of North Las Vegas, 39 at the time of his reported drowning in April of 1974. His manner of death was ruled to be accidental.
Skeletal remains found May 7, 2022 were determined to be of Thomas Erndt of Las Vegas.
The remains found in a barrel May 1, 2022 were determined to be a man who died from a gunshot wound, but the decedent remains unidentified.
Remains found on July 25, Aug. 6 and Aug. 16 of 2022 were determined to all belong to the same person, the Clark County Coroner said. That person is still unidentified.
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