Hikers Discover Human Remains Near Lake Havasu City

Published by The Bee News

December 21, 2018

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LAKE HAVASU CITY — Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the desert area east of Highway 95 near mile post 193 for a call of human remains found around 1 p.m. on Friday, said spokeswoman Anita Mortensen.

The reporting party had been hiking in the desert and found the remains. Several personal items were located near the body. Those items included a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, camouflage shorts, a blue T-shirt with the words “New York City”, black size 9 1⁄2 tennis shoes, a blue hiking backpack with a black plastic frame and a bible.

The male subject is thought to be approximately 5’ 7” with colored tattoos on both forearms. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 or call our toll free number at 1-800-522-4312.

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  1. I am trying to verify whether this is my son who has been missing from pinal county since Sept. 30. 2018. The height and clothing match items that he is known to wear. I have called the Mojave sheriff office and I’m still waiting for them to return my call. I can id tatoos that are on my son’s arm. Thank you for your article and I hope to be contacted soon. My name is Dorothy Lentz. My son’s name is Joe. My phone number is 520-560-5727. My email is de1947de@yahoo.com

    • Ms. Lentz, picture of the tattoos were included on a Facebook posting. They include what appears to be a dragon or Asian guardian lion on one forearm and possibly a blue horse on the other. Please search the Mojave Medical Examiner Facebook page. I am unable to link it here.

  2. I’m still waiting for verification to weither this is my missing sob,Joe. He has tatoos on his are. The most modifiable is our last name, Lentz,which is tatoos on his left forearm. I’m call the Mojave county sheriff’s office several times and left messages on the voice mail of their detectives. I am still waiting for one of the to call me and tell me yay or nay on if this is indeed my son. I’m am still freaking out because I do not know where he is. It is not like him to just disappear. I hope this can get to someone who can help me. If it would help
    My phone number is 520-560-5727.

  3. Hello Dorothy what is your sons name? Did the Police get back with you yet? Please send me a message on here as soon as your receive it. Thanks.

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