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Coroner releases ID of deceased male in murder-suicide

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Updated: 8/20/2014 3:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – The Clark County coroner’s office has released the identity of the male victim of an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday night near Valley View and Oakey.

Robert Hender, 69, was found dead with a female victim at a gated community on the 2100 block of Plaza Del Padre. Officers at the scene said it appeared Hender died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, though the coroner has not released the cause of death at this time.

According to a Metro news release, officers responded to the residence to conduct a welfare check. A co-worker reported the resident did not show up for work for several days and had not contacted the employer. Officers entered the residence and located a deceased male and female who suffered apparent gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation initiated by Metro’s Homicide Section indicates the two victims were living together and were involved in a domestic relationship. It appears that the male shot the female victim and then shot himself.

This is the 84th homicide investigated by Metro in 2014.

Anyone with information regarding this Homicide is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or email at To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit Tips directly leading to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


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