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Two Arrested for Homicide Involving a Medical Procedure

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55-Year-Old Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas 55-Year-Old Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas
47-Year-Old Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez 47-Year-Old Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have arrested two suspects after a woman was found dead Saturday following a medical procedure.

According to police, the woman was dropped off at 3310 East Charleston Blvd. Saturday afternoon, where she was supposed to undergo a medical procedure. When someone went to pick her up just before 6 p.m., the business was abandoned and the woman was missing.

Officers later learned she was transported from a location in the 2500 block of East Lake Mead Blvd. to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

On Sunday, police arrested 55-year-old Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, of Medellin Colombia, and 47-year-old Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, also of Medellin, Columbia. Both were arrested at McCarran International Airport, where they were waiting to board a flight for Columbia. Matallana-Galvas and Torres-Sanchez are in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

The Clark County Coroner's office has identify the woman as 42-year-old Elena Caro. The cause of her death is still pending.

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