Las Vegas police arrest man suspected in ex-girlfriend’s death

Updated August 10, 2017 - 11:58 am

Las Vegas police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the killing of his ex-girlfriend.

Brandon Hanson, 33, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Saturday on suspicion of murder.

Police responded to a call of a suspicious death about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex on the 8000 block of West Russell Road, near Buffalo Drive. Police said it appeared there might have been a struggle. The specifics of the attack were initially unclear, but police said the female victim appeared to have head trauma.

Police said Hanson dated the victim, identified by the county coroner’s office Monday as Makayla Leilani Rhiner, 21, of Las Vegas.

Rhiner’s cause of death was listed as multiple stab and incise wounds, the coroner’s office said.

Contact Wesley Juhl at and 702-393-0291. Follow @WesJuhl on Twitter.

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