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Coroner identifies man in murder-suicide

A man whose body was found with a 37-year-old man in an east valley mobile home Thursday after a murder-suicide has been identified.

Robert Ronald DeGroat, 68, of Las Vegas, died of a gunshot wound of the head, the Clark County coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a suicide.

Robert was found with Chad Allen DeGroat, of Las Vegas, Thursday afternoon at 1322 S. Mojave Road, near Charleston Boulevard and Pecos Road, Las Vegas police said.

Chad was identified Friday and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said Robert shot and killed Chad before turning the gun on himself.

Additional details on the relationship between the two was not immediately available.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraTaloma

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