Body found in Minden desert |

Body found in Minden desert

Nevada Appeal

MINDEN – A body found by a hiker off Johnson Lane in Douglas County on Sunday has yet to be identified, the sheriff said Monday.

Sheriff Ron Pierini said a person “walking in the desert,” came across the badly decomposed, but intact body about 2 p.m. and called police by cell phone.

Pierini said there was no identification or personal effects found with the body, and it did not appear that animals had disturbed the remains. The remains were found at the southeast end of Johnson Lane in the Pinenut Mountain range.

Pierini declined to say whether the remains were those of a man or woman, saying only, “It’s been really warm, and the body is not in very good shape.

“I’m not trying to be vague, but there nothing to report right now,” he said.

Investigators are reviewing missing persons cases in Douglas County and the surrounding counties.

Pierini said he hopes to have an identity by the end of the week.

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