LAUGHLIN — The Clark County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified a girl whose body was found Thursday in the Colorado River a little more than 16 hours after she was reported missing.

The coroner’s office identified the girl as Sharon Mako, 16, of Las Vegas. Her body was recovered around 7 a.m. Thursday in the Big Bend area.

An official cause of death has yet to be determined, pending results of an autopsy. It is believed the girl drowned.

Mako reportedly was with a group of people on the river when they reported her missing around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A missing person report was called in to the Laughlin substation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Metro notified other area agencies, including a dive team from the Bullhead City Police Department, and a search of the river ensued.

The coroner’s office will release more information when it becomes available.

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