A suspect has been booked on a murder charge in the slaying of a man whose body was found in a vacant desert lot Monday in northeast Las Vegas.
The body of the victim, whose age and identity have not been released by the Clark County coroner’s office, was discovered in the lot off South Nellis Boulevard, just north of East Vegas Valley Drive, at 6:30 a.m.. Police said it appeared the victim died from blunt force trauma.
On Tuesday, police issued a news release saying Andrew Klophaus, 33, is now facing a murder charge in the slaying. Klophaus was already in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on unrelated charges when he was re-booked on an open murder charge.
Police did not identify a suspected motive in the case or say what connection Klophaus had to the victim.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.