Bodies found in Las Vegas apartment were mother, daughter

Updated September 15, 2017 - 4:42 pm

The autopsy reports of the two decomposing bodies found in a central Las Vegas Valley apartment Tuesday offered investigators few details surrounding the deaths of the mother and daughter.

The Clark County coroner’s office has not yet identified the two people, but the autopsy revealed the two were mother and daughter, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Jay Rivera said.

As of Friday, the Police Department couldn’t confirm whether the deaths were being investigated as homicides because, according to Rivera, the cause and manner of both deaths came back as inconclusive.

“The bodies did not show any obvious signs of trauma, but they were pretty badly decomposed,” Rivera said.

A resident of the Solaire Apartments called the property manager Tuesday, complaining of a foul smell coming from an apartment unit at 1750 Karen Ave., police said said.

The manager found a dead woman inside near the doorway and called 911 about 5 p.m. Police and medical personnel found the second person dead inside the apartment.

A toxicology screening is pending with the coroner’s office. The identities of the mother and daughter will be released once their family has been notified.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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