Human skull found near Marlette Lake |

Human skull found near Marlette Lake

Staff Reports

A human skull discovered Sunday at Marlette Lake prompted an investigation by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, bicyclists found the skull on the Flume Trail at Marlette Lake which is located up the mountain north of Spooner Lake off Nevada State Route 28 on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.

It appears the skull had been exposed to the elements for some time. Nevada State Park Rangers assisted in the investigation and determined the location of the remains were within the Carson City Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

On Monday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division and Search and Rescue unit searched the area and located additional remains.

On Tuesday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue K9 unit assisted in a search of the area. Human Remains Detection K9 Inca was used to search the steep terrain. Inca identified several areas of interest for further investigation.

The remains will be sent to the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.

Anyone with information or questions is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 775-887-2677 or the Secret Witness hotline at 775-322-4900.