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UPDATE: Name of woman found dead in dumpster on Christmas Eve revealed

Posted at 7:03 AM, Dec 25, 2017

UPDATE DEC. 27: The Clark County coroner's office says 28-year-old Theresa Helen Henry died of head trauma before her body was found about 4:30 p.m. in  an apartment complex dumpster near Downtown Las Vegas.

UPDATE DEC. 26: Las Vegas police have confirmed that the female body found in a dumpster on Sunday was partially burned. No other information is available at this time. 

UPDATE DEC. 25: Police say that no obvious signs of trauma were visible on body of woman found in dumpster on Sunday afternoon. A homeless person was looking for recyclables when the body was discovered. The coroner will determine cause of death. 


A woman's body was found in a trash bin by a homeless person on Sunday afternoon.

It was reported at 4:29 p.m. The trash bin was located at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of East Viking Road.

Police are investigating. The Clark County coroner will release the deceased's name and age after relatives have been notified.