Picture of the Barrel that contained the human remains. (National Park Service, http://www.nps.gov)

Update: May 2, 2022, @ 2:53 PM PST –

The investigation has fully been taken over by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Unit. More information will be relayed as it is released. This is an open investigation.

The barrel with the human remains inside. (Photo: Anonymous Witness)

Original Article:

National Park Service has released a statement confirming the discovery of human remains inside a barrel. The media release said the human remains were reported by a witness who was on his way in to dock nearby Hemenway Harbor around 3:00 pm PST on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

National Park Service along with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will be investigating the incident. The Clark County Coroner’s Office took possession of the body for identification and to determine the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as it becomes available.

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