LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Homicide detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two people were found dead in a southeast Las Vegas home on Tuesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said.
Detectives were on scene at a home in the 7600 block of Constellation Street (in the area of Eastern Avenue and Eldorado Lane).
The bodies are believed to be those of a woman in her early 50s and a man in his late 40s, said Lt. Ray Spencer. Authorities say they were a married couple living together at the home.
The couple's employer reached out to a family member to check on them after they didn't show up to work on Tuesday, Spencer said. Their son went to check on his parents just after 3:30 p.m. and called 911 after finding the bodies.
At this point, police believe the man shot the woman and then killed himself, Spencer said.
Detectives believe there was an argument at the home approximately 48 hours before the bodies were found, and a neighbor may have heard gunshots. Spencer said they suspect the man and woman died sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Anyone with any information is asked to call LVMPD investigators at 702-828-3521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or submit a tip online at crimestoppersofnv.com.
Confidential support from trained counselors is available by calling the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE. For those who'd prefer to text, the crisis line can be reached at 741-741.
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