Coroner identifies man found dead in drainage canal

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Richard Andre Turner, 38, as the man found dead in a drainage canal near Maryland Parkway and Twain on May 5. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by stab wounds to the left side of his neck.

LVMPD received a call around 10:15 a.m. of an unresponsive man laying in the canal near the 3900 block of Cambridge Street.

Medical personnel found Turner and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Metro homicide detectives says the investigation indicates that Turner is a transient who is known to sleep in the area.

Police arrested Christopher Murphy, 42, in connection to Turner’s murder.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at (702) 828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or on the internet at

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