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UPDATE: Clark County coroner identifies 2nd body found in burning home

Evidence suggests murder-suicide
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Posted at 10:27 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 17:15:32-04

UPDATE OCT. 12: The Clark County coroner has identified the second body as that of 56-year-old Jamie Melgoza from Las Vegas. His cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head and Melgoza's death was ruled a suicide.

UPDATE SEPT. 16: The Clark County Coroner has identified the female as 55-year-old Lorena Pharr from Las Vegas. Her death was due to multiple gunshot wounds to the head and it has been ruled a homicide.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue along with police are investigating a house fire Wednesday night where two bodies were found in a home.

Firefighters were called to the 1700 block of Yellow Rose Street, near Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive, just before 9 p.m.

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Crews were able to extinguish the flames once at the scene but two people were found deceased in the back bedroom of the home, according to fire officials.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said initial evidence suggested the incident may possibly be a murder-suicide with a man and woman found dead in the home but investigators will continue to work the scene.

Thursday, the LVMPD updated the situation and said the two lived together at the home and the fire was started by one of them before the man shot himself and the woman.

The incident remains under investigation.