IN BRIEF

WOMAN BEATEN TO DEATH

Manhunt continues for suspect in LV slaying

Police on Thursday continued to search for a man suspected in the beating death of a 29-year-old woman.

Las Vegas police said the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Jesus Roberto Munguia, was not in custody and is considered dangerous.

Witnesses on Wednesday called police about noon after seeing a woman dead in the rear seat of a vehicle parked in front of her house at 6787 Mangrum Circle, near Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Valley Parkway.

Police said the woman’s head had been beaten, possibly with a rock. Witnesses said they heard screams during the attack.

The victim’s name was not released, but police said Munguia was her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.

Police found Munguia’s car, a white Honda Civic, about 1 a.m. Thursday in North Las Vegas, in the area of Stocker and Tonopah avenues.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

ACTING DIRECTOR ELEVATED

NLV names new head of planning, zoning

North Las Vegas has named Frank Fiori its new director of planning and zoning.

Fiori, formerly the city’s manager of advanced planning, replaces former director Jory Stewart, who left early this year to accept a position in Northern California.

Fiori has been serving as acting director of planning and zoning since Stewart left.

He will oversee 24 employees and a budget of more than $3 million. His annual salary will be $124,264.

Fiori joined the city’s staff in 2007. He served as director of planning and community development in Franklin County, Va. He also worked for city planning departments in Las Vegas and Henderson.

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