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Las Vegas mother still wants killer arrested for murder of daughter 4 years ago

Posted at 1:33 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 11:40:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The family of Sydney Land is holding another event today in front of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

It has been almost 4 years since 21-year-old Land was killed along with 20-year-old Nehemiah “Neo” Kauffman at an apartment near Flamingo Road and Hualapai Way. The killer has never been caught.

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Connie Land organized today’s event, which she is calling a march.

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Convicted felon Shane Valentine has been an on-again, off-again person of interest for the 2016 unsolved murder.

Valentine had a connection with the murdered man. He was accused of shooting up the Kaufman family home about 20 days before the double homicide.

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Valentine was also accused of attempting to lure the daughter of a judge into prostitution.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson also has a connection to the case because she expressed her concerns about Valentine and began her own unauthorized investigation.

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The murdered woman’s mother has done everything she can over the years to keep the case alive.

She has offered rewards, paid for billboards around the valley.

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Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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