LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police have arrested 25-year-old Matthew Rebich-Graham for the murder of a woman in a drainage tunnel on June 19.
Police say they received a call shortly before 11:30 p.m. from a man who said a woman had been stabbed inside a tunnel in the flood channel near Edmond Street and Reno Avenue.
Police found the body of a woman between the ages of 30 and 40. She had been stabbed in the face and back.
Another woman told police that a man nicknamed “LEP” may have stabbed the woman.
Police then spoke to the man who called police. He told police that Rebich-Graham was smoking marijuana and using meth in a group of people and he noticed the suspect moving closer to the woman who was killed, identified as Heather.
The man then told police that he heard a noise like someone being hit and he looked up and saw Rebich-Graham attacking Heather with a knife.
The witness also told police saying that Heather was not a girl and the two of them had been cellmates in jail.
The other woman told police that Rebich-Graham were being “verbally aggressive” towards each other before the stabbing. Another man who was present also told police that Rebich-Graham referred to Heather as his “old celli.”
Rebich-Graham was arrested on June 20 near Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. He denied stabbing Heather, but provided details about the tunnel and said he knew Heather and had smoked marijuana with her.
Rebich-Graham was booked on one count of murder with a weapon.