Police: Charred Bones in Burned Car from 2 Bodies

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say the discovery of charred human remains in a burned-out car in a remote desert area southwest of Las Vegas is being investigated as a double homicide.

The discovery the burned car on Tuesday came a day after two bodies were found near a pickup truck in the desert more than 2 miles north of the 215 Beltway in North Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police Lt. Lewis Roberts says it doesn't look like the Las Vegas and North Las Vegas cases are related.

Police say an all-terrain vehicle rider discovered the burned-out four-door sedan Tuesday morning off state Route 160 and Hualapai Way.

Roberts described the remains as skeletons, and says they may have been there for up to five days.

He says it'll take an autopsy to determine their gender and identity.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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