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Police Release More Information about Double Homicide

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police spoke out for the first time about the murders of 38-year-old Ignacia Yadira Martinez and her daughter, 10-year-old Karla.

According to the coroner's office, both suffered blunt force head injuries. The coroner says the cause of death for both is homicide caused by an assault. 

During a news conference Wednesday, Police said that the man found injured inside the home was Arturo Martinez. The husband and father of the victims, but he is not a person of interest at this time. He is recovering at University Medical Center with blunt force trauma to his head.

Police say the entire inside of the home is a crime scene. Their forensic teams are working around the clock collecting as much evidence as they can.

"We do not know who committed this crime. For me to tell you it is a stranger, or even someone inside in the house or speculate one way of the other would do further damage to the investigation. At this point we do not know," Lt. Clint Nichols with Metro Police said.

Officers were alerted to the murders when a 9-year-old boy showed up to school on Monday. His teachers noticed he was not acting normal. That is when he told a counselor about his mother and sister at home. The police found the three injured people in the home, along with a 4-year-old boy who was not hurt. The 9-year-old and 4-year-old have been in protective custody since Monday.

Now, three days into the investigation, no arrests have been made.




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