Coroner identifies couple found dead in northwest Valley home during welfare check

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Ralph Douglas Askew, 83, and Sandra Askew, 76, as the couple found dead in a northwest Valley home during a welfare check. They were discovered the morning of July 23.

The coroner says their causes of death are still pending.

The home is located in the 1900 block of Cedar Bluffs Way near Tenaya Way and Lake Mead Boulevard.

According to Metro Police, they responded to the home around 7 a.m. to do a welfare check after family members hadn’t heard from the couple in weeks. Officers had to call a locksmith to get into the home. Inside, they found a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s who appeared to have been deceased for some time.

Metro is conducting a death investigation pending the coroner’s report.

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