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UPDATE: Coroner identifies body found in burnt vehicle on State Route 147 in May

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Posted at 12:43 PM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 15:33:36-04

UPDATE JUNE 29: The Clark County Coroner has identified the body as that of 39-year-old Sandra Marie Cruz-Lopez. Her cause of death is still pending at this time.

A body was found inside of a burnt vehicle near mile marker 9 on State Route 147 on Sunday, according to Las Vegas police.

State Route 147 runs from Interstate 15 and U.S. Route 93 to the border of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The vehicle was found on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

The police were notified by the Clark County Fire Department at about 5:16 a.m. on May 9. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and are investigating.

At this time, it is not known how the person died.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased and determine the cause and manner of death.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or email homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.