UPDATE: Coroner IDs woman stabbed in dispute at Motel 6 on Tropicana

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UPDATE: A woman killed May 7 has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Milisa Johnson, 36. The death has been ruled a homicide, and Johnson’s cause of death is listed as “sharp force injuries.” (Original story appears below)


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say a woman is dead following a dispute Friday afternoon.

According to Metro, around 2:40 p.m., police were called to the Motel 6 in the 100 block of E. Tropicana Avenue, just east of the Las Vegas Strip, about a woman who was suffering from injuries.

Upon arrival, Metro Lt. Richard Meyers says officers encountered a “chaotic” scene, with many people at the Motel.

First responders found the woman suffering from a stab wound, which Lt. Meyers says caused her to fall over the motel’s stairwell.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homicide investigation indicates that during the dispute, the suspect, described by police as a Black man in his mid 20s and approximately 6 feet tall, stabbed the woman with a knife.

He was seen leaving the area northbound on foot. Police are not sure of the relationship between the man and the victim.

Lt. Meyers says the investigation is ongoing and witnesses are still being interviewed.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at (702) 828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or on the website.

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