More human remains were reportedly found on drought-stricken Lake Mead near Las Vegas a week after a body was found in a barrel that police believe may be linked to the mafia.
Supervisors of the park received a message that “the remains of human skeletons” were found on Saturday at the reservoir, where there is a record low water level.
This comes a week after the barrel contains the body of the shot man was discovered on a newly discovered stretch of Lake Mead.
Police said the killing took place between the mid-1970s and early 1980s because the victim was wearing shoes made during that period.
Investigators are investigating whether the death could have been linked to the Mafia, New York Times told homicide detective Lieutenant Ray Spencer.
During the opening, Lieutenant Spencer said there was a “very good chance” that more human remains would be found.
A statement from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area said the latest find was recorded in Calville Bay around 2pm local time on Saturday.
Park rangers are at the scene to find the remains, and the coroner’s office has been contacted to determine the cause of death.
The “reward” is offered for the bodies found
Two retired police officers in Las Vegas are reportedly offering a reward for those who find bodies on Lake Mead.
According to Fox5 Las Vegas, retired officers David Colmayer and Daniel Minor are offering $ 5,000 to divers who will find the remaining bodies.
“We believe there are others,” Mr Colmaier told the broadcaster.
“We believe there are cases of colds that are there, or people are missing. Because the water is so low now, there is a chance in history for the bodies to recover.”
Officers are working on a television program called The Problem Solver Show, which offers a reward to close the families of the victims and help police, reports Fox5 Las Vegas.
Lake Mead, formed by Hoover Dam in the 1930s, and Lake Powell at the top, are part of a system that provides water to more than 40 million people in several states, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada.