Coroner IDs Woman Found Dead In Desert
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Clark County coroner has identified a body found in a remote desert area near Lake Las Vegas as 23-year-old Ashley Marie Martinez.
The coroner’s office says officials are still trying to determine a cause of death. Martinez’s hometown was not immediately clear.
Las Vegas police detectives responded to reports Thursday about the partially clothed body of a white woman.
Officials say they found no evidence of trauma or foul play.
Police found a car nearby and say Martinez may have tried walking through the desert when her vehicle had a flat tire.
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