UPDATE: Metro identifies, releases photo of man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have released a photo and the identity of the man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the west valley Friday night. He was taken into custody Monday night and is now facing a murder charge.

Mark Mead, 40, was arrested near the 100 block of Luna Way, off Westcliff Drive near Buffalo Drive, one-tenth of a mile from where the deadly stabbing occurred.

The Clark County Coroner identified the victim as Kathy Irene Blanco, 30.

The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. in a parking lot near the intersection of Westcliff and Buffalo. When officers arrived, they found Blanco suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Police say Blanco was meeting the suspect, her ex-boyfriend, to exchange property. He then allegedly produced a knife and stabbed her.

The victim’s mother had accompanied her to the exchange and performed first aid while waiting for first responders to arrive.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about the incident, please contact Metro’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or homicide@lvmpd.com. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or on their website.

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