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Woman's body found in Wetlands swamp area identified

Police investigate the discovery of a woman’s body found hanging from a tree Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the swamp area of Clark County Wetlands Park. (Tom Hawley/KSNV)

Police are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body found Tuesday afternoon in the swamp area of Clark County Wetlands Park.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 36-year-old Sherry Mitchell. A city of residence was not listed for her and the cause and manner of death are still pending.

The Clark County Fire Department called police about the discovery just after 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The decedent was located partially submerged in water and was tangled in some tree branches.

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