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Coroner rules mother, daughter were victims of homicide

Reported by: Marissa Mike
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Updated: 4/18/2012 6:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were bludgeoned to death in a home where a 9-year-old boy told elementary school officials the bodies could be found.

With the boy's 39-year-old father still hospitalized in critical condition with similar injuries, investigators spent a third day Wednesday slowly collecting evidence in the three-bedroom home.

Las Vegas police Lt. Clinton Nichols pleaded for patience, saying no one has been identified as a suspect and no arrests have been made.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy classified the deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and her daughter, Karla Martinez, as homicides.

The boy's 4-year-old brother was found unharmed in the house.

Officials say both boys remain in protective custody with the Clark County Department of Family Services.
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