UPDATE JULY 19: The Clark County coroner's office has identified Natelie Carbajal as the person found dead near Seven Magic Mountains on July 4.
The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and the death was ruled a homicide.
Friends of the victim are now speaking out.
“She had a big heart, my family loved her and she was just an amazing person,” says Blanca Landeros.
Landeros and Carbajal had been best friends for nearly a decade.
“Every day I miss her, every day I wish there was something I could have done more,” says Landeros.
“To take a person who is obviously loved by friends and family, how could you just take her away from everybody?”
13 Action News is learning more about the mastery surrounding her death.
Landeros says it all began about two weeks prior to Carbajal being found, when Natelie went missing.
“Her phone was broken so we were hoping that she was somewhere else,” says Landeros.
“We had hope and stuff, then when we found out it was just heartbreaking.”
Adding more heartbreak to this tragedy, Cabajal’s mom had been battling stage four cancer all the while.
She died just days after her daughter’s body was found.
Carbajal was a mother herself, leaving behind a two-month-old baby girl.
“Her sister not only has to put her dad to rest last year, now she has to put her sister and her mom, so she lost two people this year back to back.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.
ORIGINAL STORY JULY 5:
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police are investigating after a burned body was found in the desert south of Las Vegas on the Fourth of July near the Seven Magic Mountains.
Las Vegas police responded to a 911 call of a burning body around 11:15 a.m. about one mile east of the art installation.
When officers arrived, they confirmed the burnt remains were human.
The identity of the person will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.