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Man arrested in death of Las Vegas police gang informant

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 21:45:06-04

A man has been arrested in the death of a woman who was a Las Vegas police gang informant, according to an arrest warrant.

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Bailey Beck died April 9 after she was found with a head injury in a garage. Because of the head injury, homicide detectives were notified. 

An autopsy found that she died of blunt force trauma to the head but it was uncertain whether it was intentional or accidental. There were also several injection marks on her body. 

Homicide detectives learned Beck had become a confidential informant for the narcotics division after her own narcotics arrest on March 23. In the days before her death, Beck provided detectives with numerous locations where she knew drugs and people involved in drugs to be. 

According to police, Beck had transported drugs for the USOs and Aryan Warriors gangs. After her release, she told narcotics detectives that she had been at a USO gang party where someone at the party believed she was a snitch but wasn't sure if it was a threat. 

The woman who had found Beck's body was arrested May 14 on being a prohibited person under possession of a firearm after having previous felony arrests. When she was interviewed, she told police that Christopher Weygant was one of two men who injected Beck with narcotics to attempt to get her to reveal she had been working with police. 

Another woman at the house where Beck was found told police that Weygant had said that he was there to kill Beck. She heard a commotion and what sounded like Beck in pain. 

Weygant was identified as a USO gang member. He faces charges of open murder and conspiracy.