Bodies surfacing in Lake Mead recall mob’s time in Las Vegas

Lake Mead Human Remains

FILE – This April 25, 2022 photo provided by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. A week after a decades-old body was found in Lake Mead, authorities are working to identify a second set of human remains. Two sisters from Henderson were paddleboarding in Callville Bay Saturday, May 7, 2022, when they spotted the remains. (Southern Nevada Water Authority via AP, File)

LAS VEGAS, N.V. (AP) — Lake Mead is receding and Sin City is awash with mob lore after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of the drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip.

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman represented mob figures as a lawyer. He said Monday: “There’s no telling what we’ll find in Lake Mead.”

Two paddle boarders from Henderson found bones Saturday on a newly surfaced sand bar.

A week earlier, boaters spotted the decomposed body of a man in a rusted barrel.

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