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Las Vegas police believe man attacked, killed neighbor 'unprovoked'

Authorities looking for alleged killer said to be in early 30s
Posted at 9:38 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 02:59:43-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police believe a man killed his upstairs neighbor inside her apartment in an attack described as "unprovoked" after getting into an unrelated fight with his live-in girlfriend.

"He became upset, left the apartment, went upstairs and appears to have gone into a neighbors house, unprovoked, and physically killed her," said Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.


According to the department, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call around 8 p.m. at Terrasanta Condos on Sahara Avenue near Sloan Lane.

A neighbor told police that a woman was calling out for help.

At this time authorities are unsure specifically what caused her death, but believe blunt force trauma is possible.

"We're still trying to figure out how she died," said Lt. Spencer. "We know there was a violent confrontation inside the apartment."

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"A neighbor has told us they heard the victim screaming, 'Why are you here? Why are you inside my apartment?"

Police are still looking for the alleged killer and say he is in his early 30s.

The woman who died was in her early 60s. Her identity and cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

The incident remains under investigation and police stress the information shared Wednesday night is preliminary.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the police at 702-828-3521 or email Homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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