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UPDATE: Body found in desert near Lake Mead identified

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-06 15:18:34-04

UPDATE ON AUG. 6: The Clark County Coroner identified the woman found in a car out in the desert of Lake Mead National Recreation Area as 59-year-old Lorann King. No city of residence was listed.

Officials are working to figure out the cause of death.


BOULDER CITY (KTNV) -- The body of an adult female was found in the desert within Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday.

National Park Service officials say a helicopter tour company reported a car that was parked in the same location for several days.

A Lake Mead park pilot flew over the area to investigate. The car was spotted near the end of Devil's Cove Road. Rangers from the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument responded and located a deceased female. 

Search and Rescue crews recovered the body on July 23. Grand Canyon-Parashant rangers are investigating to find out what happened. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim's identity and determine the cause of death.