Officials say human remains found in Lake Mead, the man who allegedly drowned two decades ago. CNN



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human remains Authorities in Nevada said on Wednesday that a man found more than three months ago in Lake Mead has been identified as Thomas Erndt, who is believed to have died from drowning more than two decades ago.

Arndt’s remains, found in the Colville Bay area of ​​the lake on May 7, were identified through investigative information, DNA analysis, and reports of the original event, according to a news release from the Clark County Office of Communications and Strategy.

A 42-year-old Las Vegas man reportedly drowned on August 2, 2002, officials said, Although the official cause and manner of death were undetermined on Wednesday.

Erandt’s remains are one of at least three sets of human remains discovered since May in a lake where water levels are falling to unprecedented levels. drought crisis persists in the West.

Officials previously said other remains found in the lake included a body found in a corrosive barrel with a gunshot wound. The case is being investigated as a murder.

According to police, the remains, named Hemenway Harbor Doe by the coroner’s office, belonged to someone who died in the mid-’70s to early ’80s.

just recently, the officers recovered Partial human remains at Boulder Swim Beach in Lake Mead in mid-August.

National Park Service rangers responded and worked with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s dive team to determine a perimeter to recover the remains, the Park Service said in a statement. News release, The Clark County coroner is investigating.