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Cops: Body in barrel in Lake Mead was man who had been shot

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LAS VEGAS » The body found inside a barrel on the newly exposed bottom of Lake Mead after the lake’s level was depleted amid drought is that of a man who was shot, police said Tuesday.

The killing probably happened between the mid1970s and the early 1980s because the victim was wearing shoes that were manufactur­ed during that period, said homicide Lt. Ray Spencer, the Las Vegas Reviewjour­nal reported.

The barrel was found Sunday in the Lake Mead National Recreation­al Area by boaters who informed authoritie­s.

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