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Surveillance video released after woman dies from Jan. 13 beating

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 20:41:13-05

Las Vegas police are looking for a man suspected in the beating death of a woman.

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Around 10:15 p.m. Jan. 13, patrol officers responded to the 600 block of East Twain Avenue, east of Paradise Road, for a report that a woman had been beaten. 

The woman was transported to Sunrise Hospital for treatment for apparent head trauma. 

The assailant was described as a heavy set black male adult in his 30s with a beard. He was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie, black sweatshirt and jeans. During the initial investigation, police said the suspect was never identified.

On Feb. 15, homicide detectives were notified that the woman, identified as 59-year-old Shelley Toyama, had succumbed to her injuries she sustained from the beating. The coroner’s report indicated the victim’s cause and manner of death was blunt force trauma.

Surveillance video was released of the alleged assailant. 

The identity of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact homicide by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.