Human remains have been found for the fourth time in just a few months in Lake Mead, a reservoir in the U.S. state of Nevada, American media report.
According to CNN, the bones were found on a lake beach on Saturday, after which the authorities were called in.
Lake Mead is a reservoir created when water from the Colorado River was trapped by the Hoover Dam. Due to the extreme drought that the western part of the United States has experienced over the past 20 years, the water in Lake Mead has been receding for years.
In recent years, this has happened so fast that more and more things have been floating to the surface or uncovered, including human remains. All the bodies were in such a state of decomposition that it was difficult to obtain DNA to identify the remains, according to CNN.
One of the bodies found earlier was in an old oil drum. A gunshot wound was visible in the body, leading the authorities to assume that death was caused by murder.
The other bodies may have belonged to people who drowned in the lake, but further investigation is needed.