CREATED Aug. 14, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- At just 12 years old, Camille Simon is dealing with the death of her dad Carl Simon. She last saw him two weeks ago.
"He said I love you, I'm going to miss you," Simon said.
On Monday, Simon found out her father was killed and his body thrown in a trash bin on the northeast side of town.
"I cried when I heard that they threw him in a garbage can," Simon said. "I said to myself, he didn't deserve that."
The news came as a shock to the family, but the victim's father, Eljin Simon, knew his son ran with the wrong crowd.
"He hung around the wrong element in the eastern part of town and that element consumed him," father Eljin Simon said.
The family's worst fears came true. Flowers mark the spot near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue where Carl's body was found. The dumpster is gone, but it stood in the middle of a residential neighborhood and the family is hoping someone saw what happened.
"I don't know if the person had anger plus retribution or what," Eljin Simon said. "It seems as if it was a very cruel person that did it."
Police said the investigation into the death continues. But Camille Simon wants whoever murdered her father to know she's hurting and will now grow up without her dad.
"They probably didn't even think about that when it happened," she said. "All they thought about was he was trash."
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.