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Las Vegas police investigate human remains found in backyard

Posted at 11:40 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 17:29:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after finding human remains in a northwest Las Vegas backyard while performing a welfare check, police say.

Officers were called for the welfare check on Shore Breeze Drive, near Rampart and Lake Mead boulevards, on Thursday shortly before 4 p.m.

No other details were immediately available.

The coroner's office will identify the person found and their cause of death.