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Construction workers find body in far west Las Vegas, police investigating as 'suspicious death'

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 21:59:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police in Las Vegas are investigating what they say is a "suspicious death" in the far west part of the valley.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Dave Valenta, construction workers found the body of a man in the desert area north of Alta Drive and Cross Bridge Road, west of the 215, around 7 a.m.

The man had trauma to his head, police say.

"It's not a very busy area, looks like it's where some equipment is housed so it's not in the middle of a construction site," said Lt. Valenta.

"It's a popular hiking area, as well as where some construction equipment is kept."

Valenta said, based on the preliminary investigation, police do not believe the body had been in the location very long.

The coroner's office will release the man's identity and his cause of death at a later time.

Anyone with information can contact police at 702-828-3521 or email Homicide@lvmpd.com.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 and remain anonymous.

The death remains under investigation.

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