A woman found dead after a west Las Vegas apartment fire in April had been strangled, the Clark County coroner’s office said Thursday.
Marrie Stewart died from strangulation and blunt force trauma, the coroner said in ruling her death a homicide.
Police said Stewart’s body was found the morning of April 20 in the master bedroom of her home at La Ville Estates, 10175 Spring Mountain Road, near Hualapai Way. The fire started in the same room.
Stewart’s husband and daughter were home when the fire started. Her daughter was not hurt, and her husband was found at the front door with superficial lacerations and taken to the hospital.
Police in April indicated there was a domestic dispute before the fire started.
Stewart’s son, Rayveon Samuel, had previously identified her as Marie Hall.
“I know for a fact, my mom could’ve been saved by her husband, and that’s all I’m going to say,” Samuel said to a gathering of media outlets at the apartment complex in April.
He did not say why he felt that way.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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