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Woman’s Body Found In Trash Bin Leaves Family, Detectives Searching For Answers

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found in a trash bin in northeast Las Vegas earlier this week.

Clark County coroner’s officials say the body of 28-year-old Josephine Lynn Butler was found about 11 a.m. Tuesday near Las Vegas Boulevard North and Craig Road.

Police say she appears to have died of non-natural causes, although the coroner is awaiting the results of a toxicology report before determining Butler’s cause of death.

Her family tells Channel 13 Action News she was found in a duffel bag inside the trash bin. She leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter.

Homicide detectives are investigating how Butler’s body ended up in a trash bin.

Police and Butler’s family are asking anyone with information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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