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Slow Development in Case of Double Homicide

By Isabelle Guzman

Las Vegas Metro police are still investigating the double homicide that claimed the life of two victims, identified as Ignacia Matinez, age 38, and Karla Martinez, age 10.

The investigation began after police officers discovered the bodies of two females at a residence in the 1000 block on Robin Street near Tonopah and Washington Avenue. Officers discovered the bodies after responding to a call placed on Monday, April 16th shortly before 9am, after a 9-year-old boy spoke to an adult at his school about his mother and sister being dead at home.

The two victims died from blunt-force trauma injuries, following the assault, as determined by the Clark County coroner’s office.  It was also revealed that little Karla had been sexually assaulted before she died. Las Vegas police Lt. Clinton Nichols stated that the evidence of the sexual assault does expand the investigation on the horrific attack.

A young child was also found on the scene, unharmed, as well as an adult man, who was later identified as Arturo Martinez, husband and father of the two victims. The man was hospitalized with several head injuries and is now in stable condition but still unable to talk to the police about what happened on that dreadful day.

The Guardian Express will keep you informed as more details are released on the incident.