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18-year-old and 16-year-old arrested for murder after body found in fire

Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 22:35:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two people have been arrested for the death of 45-year-old Daniel Halseth on April 9 in the 8400 block of Dunphy Court.

Firefighters with Clark County Fire Department found a burned body after they responded to a fire around 2:15 p.m.

Evidence located at the scene indicated that the fire was not accidental.

ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police say fire started to cover up murder

During the investigation, detectives identified 18-year-old Aaron Guerrero and a 16-year-old female as suspects. They were arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will be extradited to face charges of open murder.

Police say that the two suspects tried to dismember the body with a chainsaw and a circular saw before the fire.

They also reportedly purchased lighter fluid to start the fire with.

Additionally, police confirmed that the female teenager is the man’s daughter and that she stole the victim’s car and money.

Lt. Ray Spencer of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section said the father had recently told his daughter that he did not want her to date Aaron.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.