Coroner: Man found dead at Silverado Ranch Park was strangled

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Michael Yeshitela, 23, as the man found dead at Silverado Ranch Park on March 26. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by strangulation.

According to Metro homicide detectives, the investigation indicates Yeshitela may have been in a fight with someone.

Police said two people were walking their dog in the park around 5:45 a.m. when they found the Yeshitela’s body on the walking path. They immediately called 911.

When medics arrived on the scene they pronounced him dead. The police report says his body had injuries.

A Facebook post revealed Yeshitela was a former student of Literacy Source in Seattle. The learning center wrote a heartfelt message:

Yodae Yeshitela, Michael’s brother, set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for funeral and other expenses. According to the post, Michael recently moved to Las Vegas looking for a job.

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