LAS VEGAS -- Authorities are trying to identify the body of a woman found near Lake Mead Thursday afternoon. The body was found on the Arizona side of the lake near the Kingman Wash Road.
Las Vegas Metro Police say the call came in at about 11:30 a.m. Officers say two tourists found the burned body along the side of a dirt road.
"Our rangers responded. They were able to confirm that they were human remains. We had National Park Service special agents on scene to take a look at it," said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Public Affairs Officer Andrew Munoz.
The body was found on federal land in an area frequently visited by tourists and locals.
"This is a mildly popular area for locals. You can get access to the lake, popular for camping and fishing," Munoz said.