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Woman found fatally stabbed inside her west Las Vegas Valley apartment

Updated December 29, 2022 - 8:17 pm

A woman was found fatally stabbed inside her west Las Vegas Valley apartment Wednesday night.

At around 7:45 p.m. a woman called 911 saying she had found her daughter dead inside the daughter’s apartment in the 7400 block of West Charleston Boulevard, near South Buffalo Drive and South Tenaya Way, and that her daughter had been stabbed, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson.

“It appears the family came over here to do a welfare check on their daughter and they found her deceased,” Johansson said.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the woman as Felicia Ann Smith, 41, of Las Vegas. Her cause and manner of death had not been determined as of Thursday morning.

Johansson did not know Wednesday evening if the woman lived alone, and he would not say whether the home was entered forcefully. The family last saw the victim about 24 hours before she was found dead.

No further information was available.

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

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