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REPORT: Witnesses heard yelling, screaming in park bathroom before stabbing

Las Vegas police investigate stabbing at park
Posted at 3:50 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 07:05:57-04

UPDATE AUG. 6: A woman tells Las Vegas police she was in a park bathroom when she heard someone yell, "I don't have your s---!" moments before another woman was found dead on July 25 with stab wounds.

According Leiani Pinto's arrest report, several witnesses told investigators they heard yelling and screaming coming from inside the women's restroom before seeing a woman with long black hair running from the park.

Some witnesses told police they thought Pinto was the woman they saw leaving the restroom but at least one witness expressed serious doubt it was her, the report shows.

During an interview with police, Pinto initially denied being at the park on July 25. Police say she changed her story when officers asked her about witness statements. The reports says investigators did not believe she was being truthful during her interview based on several inconsistencies and varying stories.

During the investigation, police say they found a knife with dried blood on it wrapped in a white t-shirt inside of a backpack that contained several identification cards under the name Leiani Pinto.

Pinto was booked into Clark County Detention Center on one count of Murder with a Deadly Weapon.

UPDATE JULY 26: Las Vegas police have released the name and mug shot of woman arrested for stabbing another woman at a park on West Flamingo Road.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Liliani Pinto.

Police say they found a woman in a West Flamingo Park bathroom with multiple stab wounds. The woman died at the park.

Police learned that the possible suspect ran into a neighborhood near the park. They found the suspect at a vacant residence in the 6200 block of Woodbury Avenue.

Pinto is facing one count of murder. The victim has not been identified at this time.

UPDATE 4:45 P.M.: Las Vegas police say one woman is dead and one woman is in custody after a stabbing in a west Las Vegas park.

Officers believe the two women are homeless and that they knew each other. The incident remains under investigation.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a stabbing at a park in the west part of the valley.

The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, police say.

The stabbing happened in the 6200 block of West Flamingo Road near West Flamingo Park around 2:15 p.m. The park is taped off and police continue to search for a suspect in the area.

Sources tell 13 Action News that the victim was a women who did not survive from her injuries.

13 Action News Reporter Joe Bartels is on the scene. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.