Friday, October 17, 2014
"LAS VEGAS, NV — A man and child are dead after an incident near West Washington Avenue and North Jones Boulevard on Sunday.
"It was reported around 8:13 a.m. on Sunday.
"Officers responded to an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of North Jones Boulevard to investigate reports of an unresponsive male inside of a vehicle.
"Arriving officers located an adult male inside of the vehicle who was pronounced deceased at the scene.
"Officers and medical personnel also located a deceased female infant inside of the residence.
"The investigation initiated by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates the male and his wife recently became the foster parents for the deceased victim and another child.
"The suspect was last seen putting the deceased child to bed in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, and then left for work.
"The suspect never showed up for work and his work called numerous times checking on his status.
"The suspect’s wife woke up in the morning and went outside with their other foster child and located the male inside of his vehicle.
"After the arrival of officers, the suspect’s wife went back up to the residence to try and locate keys to the vehicle, when she found the deceased child in her crib.
"Through investigation, it appears that the suspect killed the child and then went out to his vehicle where he took his own life.
"The identities of the deceased, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office. The second child was unharmed and was taken into custody by Child Protective Services."