Local News


UPDATE: North Las Vegas police arrest boyfriend in woman's death

Posted at 6:03 PM, Sep 06, 2017

UPDATE SEPT. 8: The woman's boyfriend, 26-year-old Toby Lara, has been arrested in connection to the homicide.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, Lara was taken into custody by the FBI C.A.T. Task Force in the 4500 block of Sampson Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, in Las Vegas.  He has been booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center for the charge of murder with use of a deadly weapon.

The woman killed has been identified as 37-year-old Cynthia Alden. She died of a gunshot wound to the head.


NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A 37-year-old woman was found fatally shot in a home in North Las Vegas Wednesday.

North Las Vegas police are investigating the homicide reported around 2:35 p.m. in the 3200 block of Lillis Avenue, near Carey Avenue and Belmont Street. 

The preliminary investigation indicates an argument ensued just before the shooting occurred. Detectives believe the victim and suspect were known to each other.

Currently, there is no suspect in custody. Police are not releasing a description at this time.

The coroner's office will release the identity, and cause and manner of death, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information in this homicide is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.