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Man arrested in Henderson death where body was found burned in metal drum

Updated November 27, 2023 - 8:10 pm

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Henderson homicide in which a woman’s body was found last week in a metal drum.

Freddie Wright, 43, was taken into custody Monday by the Criminal Apprehension Team and booked into the Henderson Detention Center on suspicion of open murder, first-degree arson and destroying evidence.

Firefighters were called to respond to a fire in the 1700 block of Sunset Road, near Arroyo Grande Boulevard, at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 21. The woman’s body was found after the fire was extinguished.

The victim has not been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

The Criminal Apprehension Team is a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI and staffed by various Las Vegas Valley law enforcement agencies.

No other details have been released.

The death was the 12th homicide in Henderson this year.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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