Lo Que Se Sabe De Los Cuerpos En El Lago Mead Hasta AhoraJul 07, 2023
A gangster in a barrel? And more human remains discovered in the waters of Lake Mead? This is why more gruesome discoveries are sure to follow. Scientists say access to water in certain parts of the world will soon be greatly reduced, largely due to climate change. This is especially true in the southwestern United States, where many residents get their water from the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers. But due to the drought, water levels in the area's natural channels and artificial reservoirs are lower than ever. An inadequate water supply is not the only problem when water levels drop so drastically.
The remains of several bodies also appeared in a well-known artificial lake near Las Vegas. The story behind this relates to the early days of Las Vegas and, according to sources close to the situation, they are likely just the beginning. "There's a good chance that as the water level goes down, we'll find, you know, more human remains." The human remains were found in Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes on the planet and the largest reservoir in the U.S. It was formed when the Colorado River was dammed in the 1930s by the Hoover Dam. Since 1999, drought, coupled with rapid population growth in nearby urban centers, has reduced water levels.
In 2022, Lake Mead water reached its lowest point ever, so low-level pumps were activated for the first time. According to USA Today, the water is currently lower than it has been since 1937, revealing human remains in the driest parts. The first body, found by boaters on May 1, 2022 in Hemenway Harbor, was inside a barrel. Authorities say the unidentified man was shot sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, based on his clothing. Given the gunshot wound, the cause of death is believed to be homicide. This theory was confirmed by the Clark County coroner, according to CNN. At the time of making this video, the body was not identified, but attempts are being made to extract a viable DNA sample.
The second discovery occurred on May 7, in Callville Bay. These remains, found by some paddleboarders, were confirmed to belong to a person between 23 and 37 years old, according to CNN. "We thought he was a bighorn sheep at first, and as we discovered more and more bones, especially the jaw, we realized he was a human." The cause of death remains undetermined, but murder is not suspected. The third and final remains, discovered at Swim Beach on July 25, were partial, and authorities say they are undergoing testing to see what can be determined. When "corpses" and "Las Vegas" appear in the same sentence, with remains dating back decades, those murders are suspected of being mafia-related.
In the case of "Hemenway Harbor Doe", there is evidence that may be the case. As Lt. Jason Johansson of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police homicide unit told CNN, "Anytime there's a body in a barrel, it's clear that someone else was involved." Geoff Schumacher, vice president of the Las Vegas Mob Museum, told the New York Post that the body found in Hemenway Harbor bears the hallmarks of a mob murder, saying, "I think many of these individuals may have been victims of "Drowning. But a barrel has the signature of a mafia hit. Putting a body in a barrel.
Sometimes they threw it into the water." University of Nevada-Las Vegas history professor Michael Green told Post that the discoveries bring to mind the mystery of who killed Bugsy Siegel, a 1940s Las Vegas mobster whose killer was never caught. . Green told Post, "I wouldn't bet the mortgage that we'll solve who killed Bugsy Siegel. But I would be willing to bet that there will be a few more bodies." In 2021, Lake Mead was at 1,000 feet, prompting a water shortage declaration. Since then, the water level dropped another 8 meters in just one year. In 2000, both Lake Mead and Lake Powell — another nearby reservoir that local populations rely on for water and power — were considered full.
Now they are only at 30% capacity, which is a big problem given that Lake Mead supplies drinking water and hydroelectric power to about 25 million people.
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