Las Vegas police investigating apparent murder-suicide

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Las Vegas police investigating apparent murder-suicide

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 17, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide case in the Valley.

Officers responded to the desert area near East Lake Mead Boulevard, about three miles east of Hollywood Boulevard, around 9:45 p.m. Friday night.

They were investigating a report of a male lying outside of a vehicle and a female inside the vehicle, who appeared to be deceased.

Both people were dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Responding homicide detectives learned that at approximately 7 p.m., dispatch had received a call about a female who had been taken from her home, located in the 300 block of Steelhead Lane, by her ex-boyfriend.

Patrol officers were investigating this incident when the bodies were discovered.

Detectives determined the people and the vehicle located in the desert area were the subjects of the earlier call to police.

The preliminary investigation into this incident indicates an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the male as 25-year-old Angel Omar Cruz. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

The woman has been identified as 22-year-old Sinthia Stephanie Cruz. She died from multiple gunshot wounds and the manner has been ruled a homicide.

Sinthia Cruz's family told Action News she had moved out from Angel's home a few months ago, after their relationship became rocky.

She leaves behind three children.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.