Lake Havasu City, AZ: Human remains found in December 2018 in the desert recently identified.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, December 15th, 2018, the skeletal remains of a human were located in the desert area north of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
There was no identification found near the body and due to the stage of decomposition, the body was unidentifiable.
Tattoos on the body were rehydrated and posted on social media by the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Last week, a family member out of state happened upon the social media posting, identifying the unique tattoos as being tattoos that they knew 23 year old Jeffrey Russell Van Vliet to have.
Van Vliet was known to be a transient in the Lake Havasu City, Arizona area.
Dental records for Van Vliet were obtained by the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, at which time the remains were positively identified as those of Van Vliet.
There were no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances surrounding Van Vliet’s death.
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