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UPDATE: Pizza receipt leads police to suspect in November murder

Posted at 8:48 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2017-06-21 22:00:26-04

JUNE 21 UPDATE: Las Vegas police have identified Bettie Ann Pires as the suspect in the murder of 50-year-old Kevin Thomas on Nov. 22, 2016. 

A detective on the scene found a Pizza Hut box behind the driver's seat of Thomas' abandoned vehicle and a receipt from the purchase was found under Thomas' body. That receipt indicated that the order had been picked up by "Betty." The detective contacted the Pizza Hut listed on the receipt and received the surveillance video from the time of the purchase.

The video showed Thomas enter the Pizza Hut with a woman and two small children on the day of his murder. A phone number on the receipt and the aforementioned name led police to Bettie Ann Pires.

A series of text messages recovered from the day of the murder led police to believe that Pires was the last to come in contact with Thomas and she had done so at least 30 minutes before his death.

Detectives state that this information provides probable cause for the murder of Thomas.

NOV. 27 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner identified the victim as 50-year-old Kevin Thomas from Las Vegas.

No suspect or suspects have been identified.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- One person is dead following a shooting in the southeast part of the valley Tuesday night.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was called to 5105 E. Twain Ave., near Nellis Boulevard, around 7 p.m. for reports of gunfire with a person down.

Police arrived on scene and pronounced that person dead.

As of this release, no suspect or suspects have been identified and the motive is unknown.
This is the 153rd homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2016. The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555