2 found dead in wildlife refuge | NevadaAppeal.com

2 found dead in wildlife refuge

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS ” A rural Nevada sheriff is investigating the deaths of two men found shot dead in the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge about 80 miles north of Las Vegas.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee tells KLAS-TV there was evidence that the two men spent Wednesday night at the MGM Grand resort on the Las Vegas Strip. He says investigators believe the men were from the Phoenix area.

Their bodies were found Thursday morning off a dirt road next to a lake in the remote refuge, south of the crossroads town of Alamo. Lee says a shotgun was nearby, along with a car rented from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Lee says authorities don’t know yet if the deaths were a murder-suicide or a double murder.

He says autopsies will be conducted by the Clark County coroner in Las Vegas, and detectives were working with the MGM Grand and the Maricopa County sheriff’s office in Phoenix to piece together what may have happened.