First of five sets of remains found so far in Lake Mead this summer is identified
ยท Aug 25, 2022 ยท

This summer as Las Vegas deals with a continuing drought, Lake Mead continues to recede.

As the lake recedes 5 different sets of human remains have been found in the dried-up lake and now one of the sets of remains has been identified.

From NBC News:

Skeletal remains found in drought-stricken Lake Mead in May have been identified as those of a 42-year-old man who was reported to have drowned two decades ago, a coroner has found.

The remains found May 7 at Callville Bay are one of several discoveries made since May 1 as the water level of the nation's largest reservoir has fallen to historic lows.

The Clark County coroner/medical examiner identified the remains found at Callville Bay as those of Thomas Erndt, of Las Vegas, county spokesman Dan Kulin said.

Erndt was reported to have drowned Aug. 2, 2002, he said.

While the Lake was always rumored as a dumping ground for people knocked off by the mob it is also the resting place for many people involved in accidents, like many recreational lakes.

Now, 20 years after his death, Thomas Erndt's body has been found.

The mafia has to be breathing a sigh of relief.

The other 4 sets of remains have yet to be identified.

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