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Body found in Las Vegas flood channel

A body was found in a flood control channel Tuesday afternoon near Owens Avenue and B Street, according to Las Vegas police.

Metro was called to the area, just west of Interstate 15, about 2:55 p.m. The body, described as a male, appeared to have stab wounds and was decaying. Police say forensic evidence suggests the body had been there for about 15 to 20 days.

The man’s identity will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Any motive or those in connection with this homicide is unknown at this time.

This is the 30th homicide Metro has investigated in 2014. Anyone with information can call Metro at 702-828-3521 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact reporter Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0391.

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