Hunter finds remote body; Elko sheriff suspects homicide

October 23, 2021 GMT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an apparent homicide in northeast Nevada after a hunter found a decomposing body in a remote area in northeast of Elko.

Detectives identified the victim as a female after they were called to the scene in Coal Mine Canyon about 20 miles (32.19 kilometers) northeast of Elko at about 10 :30 a.m. Thursday, the Elko Daily Free Press reported.

The Elko County sheriff’s office said Friday it’s treating the case as a homicide but didn’t release any other details.

“Due to the condition of the female, an identity could not be determined at the scene. A full autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death and identify the victim,” the sheriff’s office said.

It said anyone with information should call the sheriff’s tip line at 775-748-1684.