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UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman killed at Motel 6

Posted at 4:03 PM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 13:24:41-04

UPDATE MAY 14: The Clark County Coroner has identified the woman as 36-year-old Milisa Johnson. Her death was due to sharp force injuries and it was ruled a homicide.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police are investigating a homicide at Motel 6 near the Las Vegas Strip.

Authorities received reports that a woman was injured at the motel on 195 E. Tropicana Ave. around 2:40 p.m.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene and found a woman suffering from an "unknown injury." She was assessed by medical personnel and eventually pronounced dead on the scene, police say.

Originally LVMPD Lt. Richard Meyers said, "At this point, because the coroner is not on the scene, I cannot tell you what that injury is."

He went on to say the injury led to the woman falling over in the stairwell of the motel.

The police have since sent an update stating the woman suffered from a stab wound.

The investigation led by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates the victim was in a dispute with a Black adult male believed to be in his mid-20s, around six feet tall.

During the dispute, police say the man produced a knife and stabbed the woman. He was last seen running away to the north.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

The woman's identity will be released by the coroner's office at a later date. The investigation remains ongoing.

Watch an update from police below:

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