LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – The estranged husband of a woman found dead inside her Las Vegas home Sunday was arrested and now faces murder charges, according to authorities.

Arthur Lopez was found and arrested by members of the area Criminal Apprehension Team Tuesday, a Las Vegas Police statement reported.

Lopez’s wife was found dead at her home on the 1100 block of Colgate Lane around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Homicide detective determined the victim died during from possible head trauma during a domestic disturbance involving Lopez. Her name as well as a motive behind the killing were not yet released by investigators.

Lopez, 55, fled the scene of the murder before his capture Tuesday. Lopez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of murder with a deadly weapon.


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