LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Wednesday, Las Vegas police released new information on the February death of a man and woman behind an east Las Vegas business.
On Feb. 20, just before 5 p.m., officers responded to a car parts store on Nellis Boulevard near Desert Inn Road for reports of a man and woman dead near a makeshift shelter.
The man and woman were identified as Shella Huey and Vincent Espoto. Police believe the two were in a dating relationship and lived in the makeshift shelter where they were both found dead.
At the time, LVMPD officials said they suspected foul play in the death of the victims, and the police department’s homicide section took over the investigation.
Police later discovered that the deaths may have taken place on Friday, Feb. 17, or Saturday, Feb. 18.
On Wednesday, police asked for the public’s assistance in solving the crimes.
“We have done a relentless pursuit of investigative facts on this case and unfortunately, we are running out of investigative leads,” Lt. Jason Johansson said. “I have concerns that this investigation will go cold without the community’s assistance.”
Huey’s sister made a plea for help asking those responsible to come forward during the news conference.
“I know somebody out there knows something. Just be brave and come forward, let them know. I need this justice,” Huey expressed.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or by email.
To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.