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Police identify slaying victim found in burned-out apartment

The body of a woman found Tuesday in a burned-out apartment near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway was identified as 32-year-old Las Vegas resident Lucresia Espinoza by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Las Vegas police said it appears that Espinoza died from a stab wound. Homicide detectives are investigating the death.

The fire was reported at 5:14 a.m. and involved a single unit of the complex at 5701 Missouri Ave., said Clark County Fire Department spokesman Scott Allison.

Anyone with information on the case can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 385-5555.

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