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UPDATE: Coroner identifies women found dead at Palms Place

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 15:18:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE AUG. 5: The Clark County Coroner has identified the two women whose bodies were found on Tuesday. 39-year-old Jose Tyler-Montgomery's death was due to a gunshot wound to the head and ruled a homicide. 39-year-old April Christine Montgomery, whose death was due to a gunshot wound to the head with contributing factors being sharp force injuries to her upper extremities. Her death was ruled a suicide.

Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide at Palms Place in Las Vegas involving two women believed to be in a relationship.

The women were found with gunshot wounds inside a hotel room on the property by employees.

Investigators think they are both local residents in their mid-to-late 30s. Their identities and official causes of death will be released by the coroner's office.

When the women did not check out of their hotel room on Tuesday morning, police say security was sent up to the room. The security officer could not enter and a maintenance worker was able to get in by force.

Investigators think one of the women shot the other and then took her own life.

Police stress that information is preliminary and the shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or by emailing homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on crimestoppersofnv.com.

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