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Police release photos in beating death where rock was used

Photographs of two people who are sought in connection with the death of a 51-year-old man whose body was found Saturday evening behind a Green Valley Grocery were released Tuesday by Las Vegas police.

Officers found the body of 51-year-old Jeffrey Clabaugh about 7:10 p.m. after they were flagged down near the 4300 block of North Nellis Boulevard, near East Craig Road, police said.

The man suspected of killing Clabaugh was inside the Green Valley Grocery store when he saw Clabaugh possibly taking something from his white Ford Ranger pickup, police said in a news release. The man chased Clabaugh into an open desert area behind the store and beat him.

The man walked to his truck but came back and struck Clabaugh with a rock, police said. Someone police described only as female got in the truck with the man and they left.

Anyone with information should contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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