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Las Vegas man arrested after body found in Nye County

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Posted at 8:11 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 11:18:09-04

A man has been arrested for killing and leaving a body in Nye County.

On March 1, deputies with Nye County Sheriff's Office found a body at the intersection of US-95 and NV-373.

Detectives with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Nye County were able to identify 33-year-old Cristobal Ortiz-Hernandez as a suspect.

Detectives believe that Ortiz-Hernandez and the victim got into a fight at a residence in the 7600 block of License Street near Farm Road and Buffalo Drive.

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The victim's body was then taken to Nye County to be dumped.

Ortiz-Hernandez is facing one charge of open murder and has been booked into Clark County Detention Center.