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Woman’s body found in Henderson drum; police investigating

Updated November 22, 2023 - 8:15 pm

The Henderson Police Department is investigating a Tuesday evening homicide that was previously reported as a “suspicious death.”

Police said in an news release Wednesday afternoon that Henderson police and fire departments responded to a “fire incident” in the 1700 block of Sunset Road at 7:57 p.m.

On Wednesday morning, police initially said Wednesday morning that officers responded to a “suspicious death” near Sunset Road and Arroyo Grande Boulevard at 10:10 p.m.

Fire personnel were called to extinguish a fire in a metal drum, police said Wednesday afternoon. After the fire was put out, a dead woman was found inside the drum.

Police said the woman’s identity will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

The incident is an open investigation, police said.

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