A 30-year-old man allegedly killed his mother and sister inside their Las Vegas home. After killing and dismembering at least one of the bodies Darius Davon Sorrells spent several days with the two decomposing corpses inside the two-story stucco home.
Initially Sorrells was not linked to the double murder until the bodies of his 34-year-old sister and 53-year-old mother were found in the home on Monday.
Chrissie Coon, North Las Vegas police sergeant, said family members and friends were last in touch with this mother and daughter either last Wednesday or Thursday. On Friday law enforcement was notified that neither woman had been seen at work; at that time they were reported missing.
Police went to the home of these women around 2:30 Monday morning to check on them. After receiving no answer they entered through a back door, which had been left unlocked, and to their surprise found this horrible crime scene.
Not only did police find the bodies of these two women but they could also see that steps had been taken in efforts to contain evidence and clean up the crime scene. Coon identified Sorrells as the only suspect in this double murder.
Sorrells having been found in the early hours of Saturday morning was already in jail. Patrol officers had been searching for a 2004 GMC Envoy which reportedly was being driven erratically a couple of miles from the home. As police were approaching a vehicle matching the description in a shopping center parking lot, the vehicle sped off. During the “chase” the vehicle drove into oncoming traffic and then crashed into a light pole.
Police had no idea, at the time, why Sorrells was running from them. After he crashed the vehicle he then took off on foot heading toward railroad tracks that were located nearby. Sorrells was apprehended soon after.
According to Sergeant Coon, Sorrells was booked on 11 misdemeanor charges. Sorrells was charged with obstructing a police officer, suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs and driving without insurance or a license to name a few. Sorrells is being held at the Las Vegas City Jail awaiting his initial court appearance on the traffic offenses as well as the murder charges.
At this time there is no known motive for the killings.
A neighbor of the family said Sorrells would often peek inside of people’s windows; he was believed to be “creepy” to a lot of people out. Sheldon Jacobs, another neighbor, said as bad as it sounds he was not surprised by this at all. That is the vibe he got from Sorrells.
Forensic investigators and police spent in excess of 14 hours at the house on Monday. Coon said the injuries which were found on the decomposing bodies made it hard for investigators to identify the murder weapon. Coons declined to specify the type of tools which were found in the house, which body was partially dismembered or details of the crime scene itself.
Coon said they are forced to depend on the results of the autopsies for a lot of the necessary information. At this time they cannot confirm how these women died or which wounds were inflicted after they were already deceased.
Two homicide cases were opened by the Clark County coroner but he did not immediately release the names of the bodies which were removed from the home. Both women’s identities are being withheld pending the conclusion of the coroner’s investigation.
Darius Davon Sorrells is accused of murdering his mother and sister inside of their North Las Vegas Home. This 30-year-old man remained inside the home for several days after killing and dismembering at least one of the bodies.
By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
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