911 calls shed more light on west valley murder case

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The I-Team obtained 911 calls at the center of a murder case, in which a 16-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend are accused of killing her father. We hear the moments leading up to police discovering the victim’s body.

The first call is from victim Daniel Halseth’s mother to police. After she explains he’s been missing for a couple of days, she says that’s not like him, and his debit card was used at three different ATMs.

The second is from a caller who says they’ve discovered the body inside the home on Dunphy Court, near Westcliff and Durango.

A mother looking for her son. A caller who found his burned body. We want to note, these calls may be tough to listen to.

“He just doesn’t do this stuff. This is what’s so weird … He’s been missing for two days,” Christine Halseth told dispatchers. “His work’s called, his family has called, his ex-wife called, and there’s nobody answering the phone. And nobody … there’s nothing.”

She also mentions his daughter wasn’t answering her calls or text messages.

“I said, ‘I really need to talk to your dad. I’m concerned about him,’ and she didn’t respond.” Christine relayed. “… I know there’s something very wrong going on here.”

The second caller tells dispatchers, “Oh man, can’t believe there’s a dead body. Oh, wow.”

They are clearly shocked by what they are seeing. The caller continues:

“There was a fire, and we went in to investigate. The fire must be a couple days old because there is a dead body in the garage. We just found him, I’m with the homeowner that doesn’t live here …. Oh my God …”

Both calls were made on April 9.

Metro Police told the I-Team the teens set a fire to try and cover up the crime scene, and they also tried to dismember 45-year-old Halseth. His daughter, 16-year-old Sierra Halseth, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Aaron Guerrero, were later arrested in Salt Lake City.

Both teens are in custody in Clark County. They face murder charges and are expected to appear in court Wednesday.

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