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Mother and Son Found Dead Inside Apartment; Older Son Missing

September 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

Henderson, Nev. – A 40-year-old woman and her son were found slain in their apartment Friday by Henderson Police officers checking on their welfare. Her 16-year-old son was not in the apartment and is considered missing.

Officers were called Friday to the apartment in the 11000 block of S. Eastern Avenue near Sunridge Heights Parkway to check on the welfare of the 40-year-old woman when she did not show up to work. Her 10-year-old and 16-year-old sons also did not show up to school. Officers went into the apartment about noon Friday and found the woman and her younger son dead.

The woman’s teen son, Adrian Navaro, has not been located and is considered missing. Police are searching for the boy. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. The teen is not considered a suspect at this time.

Detectives are following up on leads in the case but at this time no suspect or motive has been identified.

The cause of death for the woman and her son will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

There have been no calls for service to the family’s apartment prior to a friend and a relative calling for a welfare check.

A friend and a relative started to worry about the woman after she did not show up to work on Wednesday and was not returning calls. Detectives discovered that the boys also missed school this week starting on Wednesday.

The name of the woman and her 10-year-old son will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office once they have been positively identified and their family has been notified.

The woman’s and her son’s deaths are the fifth and sixth murders in Henderson this year.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

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