Man found dead in Budget Suites identified

The man found dead in the Budget Suites near the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday has been identified.

Joshua Edmund Fortin, 35, was found inside a Budget Suites apartment on the 3600 block of Tropicana Avenue about 12:45 p.m.

Las Vegas homicide detectives were at the scene Tuesday, but police said they weren’t yet sure if the case was a homicide.

No updates on the investigation were available Wednesday morning.

Fortin’s cause and manner of death had not yet been released by the Clark County coroner’s office Wednesday.

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