Las Vegas police responded at 5:47 a.m. to an “unknown trouble” call in the 1200 block of Fairchild Street where a woman was pronounced dead.
A passerby found a woman, possibly in her 20s, in the roadway suffering unknown trauma, said Lt. Ray Steiber of Metro’s homicide unit.
The woman was found near Brookman Elementary School.
Clark County School District police were at the school to retrieve surveillance footage that could help in the investigation of the residential area.
Authorities believe the woman might have been killed elsewhere and dumped in the street.
Homicide investigators said the woman suffered an unknown type of trauma. Detectives were looking for any witnesses who might have seen or heard anything.
The woman’s identity and cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office once her family has been notified.
This was the 71st homicide investigated by Metro in 2014.
Anyone who has information on the death is asked to contact Metro’s homicide detectives at 702-828-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers could result in a cash reward.
Review-Journal writers Wesley Juhl and Ashley Casper contributed to this report. Contact Kimber Laux at email@example.com and 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @LauxKimber.