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UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman fatally stabbed at west Las Vegas gas station

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Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 23, 2021

UPDATE APRIL 26: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 30-year-old Kathy Irene Blanco from Las Vegas. Blanco's cause of death was stab wounds to the neck and her death was ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY
Police say a woman in her early 30s is dead after her ex-boyfriend stabbed her multiple times at a west Las Vegas gas station.

According to authorities, the two broke up a few days ago and were meeting up at a gas station near Westcliff and Buffalo drives on Friday night so that the woman could give the man some of his stuff back.

Police say the woman's mom drove her to the gas station. When they arrived, the man stabbed her multiple times and then ran away from the scene.

POLICE UPDATE | Watch the full update from authorities below:

WATCH FULL | Las Vegas police discuss homicide investigation near Westcliff, Buffalo drives

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. Her identity will be released by the coroner's office.

The mother was not injured.

As of 11 p.m. roads were closed in the area as police investigate.

Investigators say they are looking for a man in his 40s. No other description was immediately available.

Authorities stress the information is preliminary and they are in the very early stages of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's homicide unit at (702) 828-3521 or by email Homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or report a tip online at crimestoppersofnv.com

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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