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January 16, 2018

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Victims identified in Monday double-homicide

Crime reported by 9-year-old to school officials Monday morning


Nadine Guy

The house on Robin Street near Washington Avenue is shown on April 17, 2012, the day after officers responded to the house when a boy, 9, went to school and told staff that his mother and sister were dead at home.

Investigation ongoing

Identities of the mother and daughter in Monday morning’s double-homicide were released today by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Ignacia Martinez, 38, and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla Martinez, were found dead inside their home near Washington Avenue and Tonopah Drive, according to the Coroner’s Office and Metro Police.

Cause and manner of death are pending for both victims, according to the Coroner’s Office.

A 9-year-old Hoggard Elementary student went to school Monday morning and reported that his mother and sister were dead inside the family’s home on the 1000 block of Robin Street, police said.

Also inside the home, police reported finding an unharmed 4-year-old boy as well as an injured man.

The identity of the man has not been released, police said.

Metro’s homicide unit continues to investigate the incident.

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