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Married couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Updated August 11, 2023 - 12:21 am

A married couple were found fatally shot in the garage of their south Las Vegas Valley apartment Thursday night in what police believed to be a murder-suicide.

The man and woman, both in their 30s, were found around 8 p.m. at the Arista Apartment Homes complex near East Starr Avenue and Bermuda Road. The couple was arguing and witnesses told police they heard two gunshots, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson.

He said the couple’s three children were found unharmed inside the apartment. Johansson described one child as being really young and the two others as young teens.

“It’s a very tragic case where we have three juveniles that now are without their mother and their father,” Johansson said.

Metro wrote in a statement Friday that the man shot his wife before he died by suicide.

The Clark County coroner’s office said the woman, Madeline Cervantes, 31, was found dead in the garage. Her cause and manner of death were still pending Friday morning.

If you’re thinking about suicide, or are worried about a friend or loved one, help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Lifeline network at 988. Live chat is available at 988lifeline.org.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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