The Nevada lake has been receding, and in the process, disturbing secrets have been revealed that were once concealed beneath its surface.
Lake Mead is currently the lowest it’s ever been since the 1930s when it was first filled.
And there’s no telling what else will be discovered.
One thing we do know is that so far, as the temperatures rise, and the doubt continues, 2 dead bodies have been discovered in the lake.
At the start of the month, boaters reportedly found skeletal remains poking out of a metal barrel, that had been submerged for what officials have guessed to be decades.
Speaking to KLAS-TV on Monday, May 2, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Lieutenant Ray Spencer said that the body, which was found on May 1…
“Was killed some time in the mid-’70s to early ’80s, based on clothing and footwear the victim was found with.”
“We believe this is a homicide as a result of a gunshot wound,” Spencer added.
Although a thorough investigation is still being carried out to give a definitive answer as to the cause of death.
Shawna Hollister, who was there when the body was found, also told KLAS-TV…
“We heard a woman scream from the side of the beach and then my husband went over to obviously see what was wrong, and then he realized there was a body there in a barrel.”
Spencer added: “The lake has drained dramatically over the last 15 years. It’s likely that we will find additional bodies that have been dumped in Lake Mead” as the water continues to decrease.
And sadly, he was correct. As another body was discovered less than a week later.
On May 7, 2 paddleboarders who were near the Callville Bay area of Lake Mead discovered a second body.
“National Park Service rangers received a witness report of human skeletal remains discovered at Callville Bay in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at approximately 2:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 7,” NPS said on Saturday.
They added at the time: “Park rangers responded to the call and are on scene to set a perimeter and recover the remains.”
“The Clark County Medical Examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.”
Lake Mead National Recreation Area Public Affairs Office also responded to the discovery, saying: “The Clark County medical examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death, which may take several weeks to complete,” as per AccuWeather.
“The park does acknowledge that as water levels continue to decline there may be additional discoveries made. The park has no additional comments on the investigation at this time.”
The news of the bodies has left some speculating about what could have happened, with one Facebook user writing: “These bodies are people that the mob got rid of back in the ’50s and ’60s”
At the time of writing, neither of the 2 bodies have been identified.