Second person identified in NLV deaths

Thu, Nov 13, 2008 (11:24 a.m.)

A second person found dead in a desert area of North Las Vegas on Monday has been identified, but the cause of death hasn’t been determined, the Clark County coroner’s office said this morning.

The coroner said 44-year-old Teresa Graciela Mullis of Las Vegas was the other person found dead next to a red pickup truck about three miles north of the 215 Beltway and Losee Road.

Mullis was discovered next to 38-year-old Jeffrey L. Lingle of Las Vegas in what the coroner ruled as suicide from a gunshot wound to the head.

North Las Vegas Police said they are keeping open the investigation into the deaths of both people, but detectives believe it was a murder-suicide. Police also are seeking information about the identities of two more bodies that were found burned in a charred vehicle Tuesday southwest of Las Vegas.

In the case southwest of the city, Metro Police discovered two burned bodies Tuesday in a charred car about 30 miles south of where Lingle and Mullis had been found. Metro’s homicide detectives do not believe the incidents are related.

An ATV rider discovered the burned shell of the car south of Blue Diamond and Fort Apache roads shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The burned bodies are being investigated as a homicide. There was no identification found on the bodies or in the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the bodies discovered southwest of Las Vegas is asked to call the Metro Police homicide section at 828-3521. For those wishing to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

 Las Vegas Sun, 2009


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