Las Vegas police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing in flood channel

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police have arrested a suspect in the Friday night stabbing death of a woman in a flood channel near Hacienda Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

Mathew Anthony Rebich-Graham is charged in the stabbing death of Heather Jensen and remains in custody at the Clark County Detention Center.

Police were called to the scene just before 11:30 p.m. Friday on reports of a stabbing, but could not find a suspect described by others as a 30- to 35-year-old man, 150 pounds with short hair. According to an arrest report, Rebich-Graham is about 25 years old, and Jensen was about 35 years old.

Witnesses Matthew Aggas and Alicia Coffman said they were sitting on a couch in the tunnel were the channel goes under S. Edmond Street, and the victim was nearby in the tunnel. Rebich-Graham was sitting on a blue cooler nearby. The witnesses told police he was smoking marijuana and using methamphetamine.

Rebich-Graham approached Jensen and and stabbed her in the neck and her right cheek, using a 7 1/2-inch knife. Coffman told police another man told Rebich-Graham he was being disrespectful to women, and Rebich-Graham responded by grabbing Jensen by the hair and stabbing her, according to an arrest report.

He said he stabbed Jensen because she was “his old celli” (cellmate), witnesses told police.

Rebich-Graham fled east after the stabbing, witnesses said.

Witnesses gave police names that Rebich-Graham went by, and verified his ID through police booking photos.

He was taken into custody on Saturday at Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

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