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Deaths of Las Vegas woman, daughter found decomposed undetermined

Investigators still don’t know what killed a woman and her daughter whose decomposed bodies were found in a Las Vegas apartment in September.

The Clark County coroner’s office ordered toxicology tests for Gwen Elizabeth Ulbrich, 48, and her 20-year-old daughter Rose Marie Treloar after autopsies revealed few details surrounding their deaths. This week, more than three months after the bodies were found, the coroner’s office reported that toxicology reports also failed to determine the causes of death.

The mother and daughter were found Sept. 12 inside an apartment unit on the 1700 block of Karen Avenue after the property manager received reports of a foul smell coming from the apartment. Police said the manager opened the apartment door and found a dead woman near the doorway, and emergency personnel later found a second person dead inside the apartment.

It wasn’t immediately clear Friday whether the deaths, which were initially deemed “suspicious,” were being investigated as homicides by the Metropolitan Police Department.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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