Local News


UPDATE: Mom pleads to find those who killed 19-year-old daughter

Vigil held Friday evening
Posted at 12:33 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 02:21:41-04

UPDATE ON MARCH 17: Sabrina Sayago is pleading for those who killed her 19-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to be found and arrested.

"She was a light really ... in this dark world," Sabrina said of her youngest child.

Sabrina had only seen Alyssa minutes before she left, never to come back.

"Hey hey where you going? And she's like, I gotta give my friend a ride home, and I'm like no no no," Sabrina recalled.

But she let her go and then minutes turned into hours. She tracked her child's car with a GPS, arriving at the scene of a homicide, where Sabrina just knew.

The only mistake Alyssa made was being there, Sabrina said.

Alyssa was a college student and worked two jobs.

"She had researched every NBA strength and conditioning coach... where they went to school," Sabrina said.

A vigil was held Friday evening at Aliante Natural Discovery Park.

If anyone would like to donate to the family to cover expenses, click here.

UPDATE ON MARCH 16: The Clark County coroner identified the woman as 19-year-old Alyssa Sayago of Las Vegas. She died of a gunshot wound to the head.

UPDATE ON MARCH 14: Police have released a YouTube video of the suspects in the death of a woman on Monday night on Copper Knoll Avenue in the northwest area of the valley.

Police say that the victim arrived at a vacant home on Copper Knoll shortly before 9:37 p.m. She entered the backyard through a gate. The surveillance video shows the suspects being dropped off in the neighborhood. After a gunshot was heard, one man was seen jumping the back wall of the residence into a neighboring yard. Another man was seen being picked up by a newer silver Nissan 4-door sedan. One suspect was wearing a white hoodie and one was wearing a dark hoodie.

Police have not said what they believe led to the shooting.

This is the 30th homicide so far this year for Las Vegas.


Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide in the 8500 block of Copper Knoll Avenue near Durango Drive and Gowan Road.

Police say that dispatch received at least a couple of phone calls around 9:37 p.m. from people who said they heard gunshots.

One person told police that they could see a person lying on the ground of a home in the area.

Arriving officers located a female who was deceased at the scene.

No further information is known at this time and homicide detectives are currently investigating.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.