Police: Suspect is son, brother in 'gruesome' slayings
By Caroline Bleakley, Senior Online Editor - email
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the killings of two North Las Vegas women.
According to North Las Vegas Police, Darius Davon Sorrells was booked overnight into the City of Las Vegas Detention Center. Police say he is the son of the one victims and the brother of the second victim. He is facing two counts of open murder.
Darius Davon Sorrells was arrested early Saturday morning for reckless driving and DUI. Police say several people called to report that he was driving in the wrong lane along Losee Road near Tropical Parkway. Officers chased Sorrells, before he eventually crashed into a light pole at Alexander and Losee roads.
While Sorrells was in the holding cell at the detention center, officers discovered the bodies early Monday morning.
Family and friends had called police to report that the women were missing. While the Clark County Coroner's Office has not released the identities of the women, the owner of the home at 6120 Stibor Street is listed in county records as Natasha Sorrells. Neighbors told 8 News NOW, Natasha and her mother, Janice Burden, lived in the home.
North Las Vegas Police have not said when the actual slayings happened and have not released information on the weapon that was used because one of the bodies was partially dismembered, making it difficult to identify the murder weapon.
They also say the suspect was in the house for several days with the bodies and tried to clean up the crime scene. Detectives also say he may have tried to destroy evidence.
Police did spend more than 14 hours gathering evidence in the home which is in neighborhood near Lamb Boulevard and Tropical Parkway.