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Man arrested in Friday slaying

A man was arrested Sunday in connection with the slaying of his girlfriend whose body was found at a southeast valley apartment complex last week, Las Vegas police said Monday.

Jose Antonio Rodriguez, 29, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a recommended charge of murder with a deadly weapon. He was arrested on the 5800 block of West Harmon Avenue, near Jones Boulevard.

Police discovered the body of 22-year-old Christina Griffis at 2:35 a.m. Friday at the Pacific Harbors apartment complex, 2967 Juniper Hills Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Vegas Valley Drive.

Griffis died from a gunshot wound to her mouth and neck, the coroner’s office said.

Police said a man called authorities and reported finding a large amount of blood inside his apartment upon returning home.

The man who called police lived in the apartment but is not a suspect. Officers followed a blood trail from the apartment to the bushes and found Griffis’ body.

Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.

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