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Metro investigating murder-suicide in northeast valley

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Updated: 8/17/2013 1:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- Metro detectives are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide in the northeast part of the valley.

An unidentified woman and man are dead. Their bodies were found shortly before 10 p.m. Friday about 3 miles east of Hollywood Boulevard in the far northeast area of Las Vegas.

Metro reported  that at about 9:45 p.m. patrol officers responded to a desert area near East Lake Mead Boulevard Hollywood Boulevard to investigate a report of a male lying outside of a vehicle and a female inside of the vehicle who appeared to be deceased.

Arriving officers found the male and female who died from apparent gunshot wounds.

Homicide detectives learned that at about 7 p.m. the Dispatch Center had received a call about a female who had been taken from her home in the 300 block of Steelhead Lane, by her ex-boyfriend.

Patrol officers as well as domestic violence detectives were investigating when the  bodies were discovered.

Detectives determined the people and the vehicle were the subjects of the earlier call to police. The preliminary investigation into the incident indicates an apparent domestic related murder-suicide.

The identity of the deceased male and female as well as the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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