Authorities probe death at motel near downtown Las Vegas

Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018|7:03 p.m.

Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018|9:24 p.m.

City Cops are penetrating the death of a person whose body on Tuesday afternoon was seen being dragged by a guy from a motel space near downtown Las Vegas, Lt. Ray Spencer stated.

As of Tuesday night, the death was not being examined as a homicide, Spencer said. “We do not have anything as far as if there was a criminal act or if it was natural causes.”

Spencer said an investigation by the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace must shed light on the circumstances of the person’s death. As far as calling the death suspicious previously, it was because of a guy seen dragging the person’s body from a room, he said. “We’re nowhere close to calling this a homicide.”

Officers and medics reacted shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday to the Desert Star motel, 1210 Las Vegas Blvd. South, south of Charleston Boulevard, Lt. Grant Rogers said.

That man who dragged the body was detained and investigators were interviewing him, Spencer said. The decedent, who was referred to as a woman, but whose gender had actually not been validated, had minor facial trauma, he added.

Additional details were not right away readily available.

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