Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 | 2:46 p.m.
Special agents with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and U.S. park rangers are investigating a stabbing earlier this month at Stewarts Point in the northern section of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
At 5:46 a.m. on Sept. 7, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting a man had been stabbed near Stewarts Point and Blue Point Bay, according to the park service. The suspect fled on foot, officials said.
The victim suffered critical injuries.
A man described as a person of interest left behind a black backpack with yellow-green trim, officials said.
Anyone who was in the area of Stewarts Point on or before Sept. 7 or anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact the Investigative Services Branch at 888-653-0009 or online at www.nps.gov/ISB. Click on the “submit a tip” button at the top of the page.
People may remain anonymous, and up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of those responsible.