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Watery graves recall early Las Vegas’ organized crime days

APTOPIX Lake Mead Human Remains
Posted at 3:16 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 18:17:16-04

LAS VEGAS — Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.

The Colorado River reservoir is about a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman represented mob figures as a defense attorney.

He says there's no telling what will be found as water levels fall and shorelines are exposed.

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

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

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas history professor says he'd bet that more bodies will be found as the lake level drops.