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Suspected Murder-Suicide In Desert East Of Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide in the desert about four miles east of the city after an apparent domestic dispute.

KLAS-TV reports 22-year-old Sinthia Stephanie Cruz died Friday from multiple gunshot wounds. Her ex-boyfriend, Angel Omar Cruz, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Homicide detectives say dispatchers received a call about 7 p.m. Friday that indicated Angel Cruz had taken his ex-girlfriend from her home in the 300 block of Steelhead Lane.

A caller told police about 10 p.m. that he found the two bodies in a desert area southeast of Nellis Air Force Base off of East Lake Mead Boulevard. The woman was inside a vehicle and the man was on the ground next to it.

The case remains under investigation.

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