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Metro Investigating Man's Body Found in Backyard Pool

LAS VEGAS -- Metro homicide detectives are investigating a body that was found at the bottom of a pool in the backyard of a Las Vegas home Sunday afternoon.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to a house in the 2300 block of Abarth St. near Sahara Rd. and Sloan Ln. around 4 p.m. for a report of a drowning. Rescue crews found a body at the bottom of a pool and after the body was brought to the surface it was determined the body had been in the pool for a lengthy period of time, so they notified police.

Detectives noticed some strange marks on the victim's neck, who is described as an African American male in his 50's.

Man Killed by Police Linked to Second Rape

LAS VEGAS -- New evidence has connected a rapist to two brutal sexual assault cases. DNA test results show the man shot and killed by police April 4 is the same rapist who struck in northwest Las Vegas last month.

The Val D'Isere Townhouse complex is gated, but in the early hours of March 30, violence shattered the quiet, peaceful community.

Val D'Isere resident Glenroy Jones was alarmed to learn a fellow resident was raped by an attacker who had been hiding in her home.

"This is such a quiet neighborhood," Jones said. "I'd be very glad if they would start a neighborhood watch in here."

Police say the man bound the woman but untied her after he sexually assaulted her. She fought back and injured him before he ran off.

Unlicensed Surgery More Common

LAS VEGAS -- Plastic surgeons are not surprised a woman died after allegedly seeking services from an unlicensed surgeon. They say cosmetic procedures are happening all the time throughout the city by people who are not licensed.

People think licensed plastic surgeons are more expensive and choose to go the cheap route. In the end, it's plastic surgeons who end up fixing the problem. Or in this recent case, it leads to death.

Walking through the office of Dr. Jeffrey Roth, you feel a clean environment. It doesn't compare to what was found at 3310 east Charleston Boulevard, where Elena Caro allegedly underwent surgery before she died. Old empty syringe boxes were found, and no clear label on the door as to what type of procedures happen there.

"If you are walking into a place and the numbers on the address are falling off the building, that's probably not the place to go ahead and have your procedure," said Dr. Roth.

Two Arrested for Homicide Involving a Medical Procedure

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have arrested two suspects after a woman was found dead Saturday following a medical procedure.

According to police, the woman was dropped off at 3310 East Charleston Blvd. Saturday afternoon, where she was supposed to undergo a medical procedure. When someone went to pick her up just before 6 p.m., the business was abandoned and the woman was missing.

Officers later learned she was transported from a location in the 2500 block of East Lake Mead Blvd. to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

On Sunday, police arrested 55-year-old Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, of Medellin Colombia, and 47-year-old Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, also of Medellin, Columbia. Both were arrested at McCarran International Airport, where they were waiting to board a flight for Columbia. Matallana-Galvas and Torres-Sanchez are in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

Metro Investigating Double Shooting in Northeast Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS --  Metro officers are investigating a double shooting in the 2000 block of N. Nellis which happened Sunday afternoon.

According to police, shortly after 4 p.m. at an apartment complex near the intersection of N. Nellis Blvd. and Lake Mead Blvd. two groups of people got into an argument which led to a suspect pulling out a gun and firing more than 10 shots at the other group.

Two male victims were hit by the gunfire. One was struck in the abdomen and the other was shot in the knee. Both victims were transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects fled the scene. At this time there is no description of the suspects.

Metro's gang squad unit is investigating if the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. 

Man Sentenced in 4-Year-Old's Staged Death

LAS VEGAS -- The man who killed a 4-year-old boy and tried to make the death look accidental was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Judge Douglas Herndon sentenced 24-year-old Trevor Carter to life with the possibility of parole after 17 years.

Carter who killed Trenton Quick in 2007 was found guilty of second degree murder. Initially, police thought Quick died in a car accident near I-215 and Losee Rd., but after investigating, police determined that the car accident was staged to make the death look accidental. A coroner found that Quick died after being hit in the stomach.

"He said he lost control, had this horrible accident and that Trenton was injured. It was only later that he admitted to police that wasn't quite true," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Vickie Monroe.

Carter did make a brief statement in court during his sentencing. He told the court he had no excuse or reason for what happened to Trenton.

Police Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Police Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Metro Police need help identifying the robbery suspect pictured above.

On February 23 at approximately 4:55 a.m., the subject robbed a convenience store in the area of Sahara and Lamb. The man approached the counter, brandished a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 28-32 years old, 5-foot-3 or 5-foot-4, 130-140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red beanie with a white logo on the front, a red shirt, a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Section at 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.