Officials offer $1,000 for information on suspect in assault that left man critically injured at Lake Mead

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ST. GEORGE — Officials are asking for the public’s help to find whoever was responsible for an assault that left a man injured at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Overton, Nevada, earlier this month.

The National Park Service is investigating an assault that was reported at Stewarts Point in the northern section of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area that reportedly occurred during the early morning hours of Sept. 7, when an unknown suspect attacked a man, leaving him critically injured, according to a statement released Thursday.

A picture shows a backpack that was left at the scene of an assault reported at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Overton, Nev., Sept. 7, 2018 | Image courtesy of the National Park Service, St. George News

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, who left behind a black backpack with yellow-green trim that was later found at the scene.

Anyone who may have been in or near Stewarts Point on or around Sept. 7, or anyone with information on the incident that might help investigators is asked to call or text the NPS Investigative Services Branch tip line at 888-653-0009. Tips can also be provided online at, or emailed to the National Park Service by clicking here.

Callers may remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible.

The Investigative Services Branch of the National Park Service and U.S. Park Rangers are conducting the joint investigation.

Operated by the National Park Service, the Lake Mead National Recreation area is located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona.

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