Las Vegas homicide officers investigate after a man was found dead in a burning house in the West Valley Friday afternoon.
According to PulsePoint, after reports of a medical emergency, the Las Vegas Fire Department was called to Dunphy Court near Durango and Westcliff Drives at 2:06 p.m. after reports of a medical emergency.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s shipping logs show that officers reacted to the same dead end at 1:57 p.m.
Ray Spencer said firefighters were called after initial reports of cardiac arrest and found a man in his forties dead in his home with multiple injuries.
“A preliminary investigation found that a person tried to cover up a crime scene with a fire,” said Spencer.
Spencer told local reporters that he was “deliberately vague” in revealing what injuries the man had sustained, but said it was “immediately apparent” that it was murder.
Homicide detectors are investigating the death and no arrests have been made by Friday night. The fire is considered arson and the man’s home was internally damaged.
The man’s name and the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office after his family is notified.
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