Officials released composite images of a man who was found dead inside a barrel in Lake Mead over a year ago with hopes of identifying him.
The Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section have asked for the public’s help with identifying the victim who they believed died from a gunshot wound, according to a news release.
The unidentified man’s remains were found on May 1, 2022, inside of a barrel at Hemenway Harbor in Nevada. Boaters at the lake found the barrel and reported it to police.
FILE - Composite images of a homicide victim found in a barrel in Lake Mead on May 1, 2022. (Clark County Nevada)
Investigators said the man’s death is being investigated as a homicide. The killing probably happened between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s because the victim was wearing shoes that were manufactured during that period, said homicide Lt. Ray Spencer, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The images released on Wednesday show three different angles of a composite face which was created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s lab in Quantico, Virginia.
FILE - Side angle composite image of a victim who was found dead inside a barrel at Lake Mead on May 1, 2022. (Clark County Nevada)
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to email the Clark County Coroner’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.