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UPDATE: Coroner identifies human remains found in backyard

Posted at 11:40 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 17:14:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE MAY 28: The Clark County Coroner has identified the remains as those of 82-year-old Lucille Payne. Her cause of death is still pending.

ORIGINAL STORY: 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.