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Updated: 2/10 5:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Metro detectives continue to search for suspects in the murder of a Las Vegas man on Friday and a Saturday carjacking.

A suspect wanted in the carjacking and also a person of interest in the homicide was captured and interviewed, but turned out not to be the person wanted in either case, Metro spokesman Officer Bill Cassell told News 3.

According to a news release issued by Metro at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, an individual known as “DJ” was found and interviewed by Metro detectives about the carjacking and homicide.

"Based on the ongoing investigation it has been determined this subject was NOT the suspect who committed the carjacking on the morning of Feb. 8 during a foot pursuit with patrol officers," the release states. "That suspect remains at large, and detectives have now updated his description to include the fact he is a light skinned black male adult."

"Additionally, it is now believed the Nevada license plates 535-RWZ, which were on the victim's vehicle at the time it was stolen at knife-point, have been replaced, possibly with California license plates."

The investigations into these crimes remain ongoing. Anyone with any information concerning the location of the stolen vehicle, or who has any information concerning either of the two crimes, is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

The homicide was discovered shortly after 1 p.m. Friday when officers were dispatched to an abandoned apartment on Jimmy Durante Boulevard, responding to a report of a body there. Officers discovered a deceased white male adult and requested homicide detectives respond.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Michael Matley, 33, of Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner's office said he died of multiple stab wounds to his torso.

The preliminary investigation identified several persons of interest and potential witnesses who may have knowledge of the facts surrounding the victim’s death.

At approximately 6:36 a.m. Saturday, officers were in the area of Friday's homicide when they observed a residential burglary in progress.

Officers pursued the burglary suspect over a wall and into a residential neighborhood. As the suspect fled he encountered a female motorist, threatened her with a large knife, and stole her vehicle. The motorist was uninjured.







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