LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police are investigating the homicide of a 62-year-old woman in a south valley neighborhood.
The woman’s 28-year-old daughter, Hend Bustami, was taken into custody.
Las Vegas Metropolitan police Lt. David Valenta said the incident was reported around 2:30 a.m.
“A frantic female called 911 from the residence stating that her mother was dead, then the call disconnected.”
The home where the investigation is taking place is in the 10000 block of June Flower Drive near Jones Boulevard and Cactus Avenue.
Valenta said when police arrived at the scene, Bustami was gone, but the mother was there.
“The deceased female being described as a 62-year-old female. She had multiple lacerations, a lot of blood. No sign of any other weapons. Can’t say anything specific as to the manner of death but she was pronounced deceased at the scene,” he said.
“I didn’t expect it to go that far,” said neighbor Jonathan Sandoval, a neighbor who said the police had been to the woman’s home a few months ago and he saw Bustami outside.
“She was in handcuffs in front of the house. Fire trucks came. I’m guessing she started a fight,” he said.
Valenta said officers began looking for Bustami after finding the mother’s body. The daughter, who hasn’t been identified yet, was taken into custody in Barstow, California with the help of the California Highway Patrol around 5 a.m.
Valenta said the investigation is still in its preliminary stages but officers will be going through the home, talking with neighbors, and with Bustami in an attempt to learn what caused the altercation between the two to escalate to this point.
Bustami will be extradited to Clark County on an open murder charge.