Medical Examiner Confirms Lake Mead Bone Is From Human Remains
LAS VEGAS – According to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s office, a bone discovered near Lake Mead in July of last year has been identified as a human bone.
Investigators discovered that the bone was most likely a human femur, it was investigated as human remains. The National Park Service had previously classified it as an animal bone.
According to John Hassett, the office’s director, the bone was most likely from a male body. Additional information “suggests several months in a wet environment,” he wrote to the Investigators in a text message.
According to Hassett, as of Nov. 30, there had been no definitive identification and the investigation had come to a halt. “We are now waiting for a law enforcement agency or private investigator who may have additional information to come forward,” he stated.
The Investigators revealed in August that the bone was most likely a human femur but was not being probed as human remains. A public records request later revealed that the bone had been classified as an animal bone and had been stored by the National Park Service.
After the bone was turned over to the park service, there appeared to be a misunderstanding between the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s office and the National Park Service.
The Barker family claimed to have discovered the bone in July 2021 near South Cove, Arizona, where the Colorado River flows into Lake Mead. “‘Oh, look at that!’ I exclaimed. And then I went to my grandfather and said, ‘Grandfather, look what I discovered!'” Kimmee Barker explained. Bruce, her grandfather, eventually contacted the National Park Service in the hopes that a possible identification could assist provide closure to another family.
“People require closure. We’ve seen the dead here at Lake Mead, and it’s bringing closure to families “According to Bruce Barker.
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