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Coroner identifies man found in Lake Mead National Recreational Area

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 16:07:28-04

UPDATE JULY 19: The Clark County coroner has identified the man found in an abandoned vehicle as 70-year-old Jack lee Hungate of Southgate, Michigan. His cause of death is still pending.

Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Thursday.

A park employee contacted the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center shortly after 12 p.m. on July 18 saying he came across an abandoned vehicle and a body near the Echo Bay Wash, located at mile marker 33 on Northshore Road.


National Park Service rangers responded and found the body.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm his identity and determine the cause of death.

The incident is under investigation.