The body of a boy was found off the highway between Las Vegas and Pahrump on Friday, May 28, 2021, by a group of hikers off state Route 160 in Mountain Springs, near mile marker 20, said the Metropolitan Police Department.
“He is clearly the victim of a homicide,” Lt. Ray Spencer said. They believe he had only been there in the last 24 hours.
At first the boy was misidentified by a mother who though it was her son. Her son and her ex husband, Jose Montes-Herreras’ and his son were not accounted for as they were camping. The police located both of the boys and their father and they were both safe.
The boy was described as a Hispanic, between 8- 10-years old, standing 4 feet, 11 inches and weighing 123 pounds.
Metro homicide detectives can be reached at 702-828-3521, and anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.