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June 24, 2024

News briefs for Sept. 10, 2002

Passenger killed as SUV crashes

A 24-year-old man died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday.

Anthony Cabrera, 24, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe on a gravel road about two miles west of Lake Mead Boulevard, apparently failed to negotiate a curve, Metro Police said.

The Tahoe went off the roadway and into a canyon, hitting several large rocks. The front-seat passenger, 24-year-old Daniel Sotello of Las Vegas, was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle and hit a large rock, police said.

Cabrera and another passenger, Elisha Valenzuela, 22, of Las Vegas, were treated at University Medical Center and released, a hospital spokesman said.

No charges have been filed pending further investigation by Metro's accident investigation unit, but there was evidence alcohol was involved, police said.

Help sought in finding couple

Police are asking for public assistance in finding two missing adults, Shirley and William Rundle.

The Rundles were last seen at their home on Aug. 17. A neighbor noticed an open garage door two days later and notified a family member, officers said.

The family member found the garage door and the house at 4762 Poppywood Drive open.

There was a note saying the couple was leaving town due to a family emergency, but no family members have heard from either Rundle and there are no apparent family emergencies.

Shirley Rundle is described as 5-foot-2, 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

William Rundle is 6-foot-4, about 250 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

The Rundles' vehicle, a 2001 white Buick four-door with Nevada plates HONEYBUN, is also missing.

Anyone who may have seen Shirley or William Rundle or who might have information is asked to contact Metro's Missing Persons detail at 229-2907, Detective Tom Marin at 262-2520 or Metro Police at 229-3111.

Woman's death not a homicide

A 41-year-old woman found dead in a West Las Vegas alley last week was not the victim of a homicide, Metro Police said.

Detectives originally suspected Valetter Bousley's death was a homicide from some injuries she had, but Sgt. Ken Hefner said those injuries were determined during an autopsy as not being the cause of death.

She was found in an alley in the 1300 block of F Street near Jackson Avenue about 8 a.m. Sept. 5. The alley is frequently used by drug users and sellers, police said.

The cause of Bousley's death is pending toxicology tests, but police suspect she may have died from a drug overdose.