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February 1, 2015

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Retired FBI agent arrested in woman’s hammer death

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Edward A. Preciado-Nuno

A retired agent with the FBI bureau in San Diego has been arrested for the death of a woman found Thursday in Las Vegas who had been struck with a hammer.

According to Clark County Detention Center records, 61-year-old Edward A. Preciado-Nuno was arrested Thursday on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon. The FBI in San Diego has confirmed that Preciado-Nuno is a retired FBI agent.

Metro Police homicide detectives were called to a southwest Las Vegas Valley residence about a domestic violence incident in the 8700 block of Ashley Park Avenue near West Pebble Road and Durango Drive about 6 a.m. Thursday.

Police said when they arrived they found a woman dead in the garage of the home with several blunt force trauma wounds to her head from a hammer.

Officers also said they found a man there with injuries. The man was taken to a local hospital, treated and then booked into the detection center. Police have not confirmed what relationship he had with the woman, but said they think he was fighting with her.

The Clark County coroner's office has not released the identity or the cause of death of the woman.

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