Thursday, Sept. 26, 1996 | 11:59 a.m.
The Clark County coroner's office has been unable to identify a woman who leapt to her death inside the Luxor hotel-casino.
The woman jumped from a 26th-floor balcony about 1 p.m. Wednesday and landed at the entrance to the buffet area, Metro Police said.
Witnesses reported seeing her sitting on the railing with her feet dangling over just before she jumped, Sgt. Bill Keeton said. The Luxor's hotel rooms face a 30-story atrium overlooking the casino inside the pyramid-shaped building.
The woman died from severe head injuries, he said. "It was over very quickly."
Police have "no idea who she is," Keeton said. She appeared to be a Hispanic or Asian woman in her 30s. She did not have a purse or identification with her, he said.
The coroner's office is using fingerprints and dental records to attempt to identify her, a spokeswoman said today.