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Updated: 12/31/2012 3:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3 & AP) – A man is in custody after two people were found dead Sunday morning at a residential care facility in the 3700 block of West Washington Avenue.

Metro’s Dispatch Center received a call at 4:40 a.m. from medical personnel advising they had responded to an injured person call at the residential care facility. Upon their arrival, they discovered two people inside deceased from apparent blunt force trauma.

Police say they discovered a 59-year-old female caregiver and an 82-year-old resident dead.

Detectives say they found resident David Settle on his bed wearing only a diaper. Settle told authorities he had killed the two with a hammer before going to the store and buying wine, cigars and coffee.

Police say Settle didn't explain why he had killed the two. He told officials he later tried to cut and beat himself to commit suicide.

Settle was booked on suspicion of murder.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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