LAS VEGAS – Henderson police say a Las Vegas-area teenager who is accused in the stabbing deaths of his mother and 9-year-old brother has been taken into custody.
Keith Paul with Henderson Police tells KXNT Adrian Navarro-Canales was taken into custody this morning. He was found sitting in an open-air food court on the Strip near Tropicana Avenue.
Police found Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro dead Friday in a bloody bathroom in the suburban apartment where they celebrated Navarro-Canales’ 16th birthday just days earlier. Police say Navarro-Canales dropped out of high school last November, and his cousin told police the teen has said he wanted to return to Mexico. Navarro-Canales was first sought as a possible victim, then named Monday in a murder warrant that indicates he’d be prosecuted as an adult.