BOULDER CITY, Nevada –The bodies of an adult female and adult male from Golden Valley, Arizona, were found near Greggs Hideout in Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 2.

At 4:53 p.m. Aug. 2, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that two people were found deceased in a minivan by a third party who was passing through.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service park rangers responded and located the victims in a minivan that was stuck in the dirt on Salt Spring Wash Road within the park. The victims appeared to have died from environmental exposure. Only two bottles of water were found at the scene and there was no cell phone coverage in the area.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner will determine cause of death and confirm the victims’ identities. The incident is under investigation.


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Source: NPS