LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman who was discovered inside a burning apartment on Monday is now considered a murder victim. According to Las Vegas police, the woman suffered from stab wounds.

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the woman as 61-year-old Cynthia Ann McClelland of Las Vegas. Her cause of death is pending.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the fire just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the 3800 block of E. Charleston Boulevard near Great Basin Highway.

When the smoke cleared in the apartment, fire crews discovered the woman’s body. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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