Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found in a travel bag in an underground water vault in front of an east valley apartment complex late last month.
Young Suk Sanchez, 71, of Las Vegas, was discovered by a Las Vegas Valley Water District crew that was checking the vault’s meters on Sept. 22.
The Clark County coroner’s office has not determined the cause or manner of Sanchez’s death.
Police assumed the investigation at The Suites, in the 4800 block of Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road. Detectives believe the body had been there at least a month and said the water district last checked the vault on July 21, Metro Homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said in September.
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