Coroner identifies man stabbed to death at pool party in southwest Valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) –– The Clark County Coroner identified Eric Ropeti Tia, 24, as the man stabbed to death at a pool party in the southwest Valley on July 22. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by a stab wound of the chest.

The incident occurred in the 4800 block of West Richmar Avenue. Officers arrived around 10:49 p.m. and found Tia suffering from multiple stab wounds in the backyard of a residence.

Medical services transported him to UMC Trauma, where he was pronounced dead.

According to detectives, the residence, located near Decatur and Silverado Ranch boulevards, was a short-term rental home hosting a two-day pool party. It rented through the popular short-term rental site VRBO.

The investigation revealed a fight broke out, and Tia was stabbed multiple times by an unidentified Hispanic male. The suspect fled before officers arrived.

Detectives say more than 200 people were attending the party.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555. You can remain anonymous.

Public and private gatherings of more than 50 people are currently not allowed under Phase 2 of Governor Steve Sisolak’s updated “Roadmap to Recovery”. Detectives did not immediately say if the party coordinator will face penalties for hosting such a large event.

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