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Coroner identifies man run over by PRIDE parade float

Posted at 8:57 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 13:54:14-05

UPDATE NOV. 6: The Clark County Coroner's officer identified the man killed as 62-year-old Stephen Bethel. He died of blunt force injuries with his death ruled as an accident.

Las Vegas police responded to a 911 call on around 9:18 a.m. on Oct. 12 about a dead man found in the desert lot of 710 South Casino Center Boulevard.

A 62-year-old man was discovered in a blue tarp in the middle of the desert lot and was beyond medical treatment.

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Tire tracks were located near the body that indicated the man was possibly ran over. Evidence and witness statements show the man was sleeping under the blue tarp the night prior.

On Oct. 11, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a light-colored extended cab pickup with a flatbed trailer that was being used for a float during the Las Vegas PRIDE Parade entered the desert lot.

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The occupants of the truck removed the decorations from the trailer and loaded it into the bed of the pickup truck.

The pickup then left the desert lot traveling southbound on South Casino Center Boulevard.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Collision Investigation Section at (702) 828-4060 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersOfNV.com.