Suspect arrested in case of homicide victim found in wrapped sleeping bag in the desert

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Miler appeared in court Oct. 1, 2019 where bail was set at $250,000.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police arrested 19-year-old Michael Miller as the suspect in the murder of 47-year-old Raul James Salazar. Salazar’s body was found in a desert area of the northeast Valley with multiple gunshot wounds on Sept. 20.

Homicide detectives took Miller into custody on Sept. 24 without incident at a resident located in the 4600 block of Stacey Avenue. He was booked at the Clark County Detention Center and faces one count of open murder.

Red Rock Search and Rescue discovered Salazar when they were searching for a missing person in the area of State Route 147, mile marker 13. His body was wrapped in a sleeping bag.

Metro’s Homicide Section recovered evidence at the scene that indicated Salazar was murdered at a different location before his body was transported to the area it was discovered.

Anyone with information about the incident is advised to contact the homicide section at 702-828-3521 or homicide@lvmpd.com. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.

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