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January 30, 2015

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Landlord injured in beating dies from injuries

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Jonathan Van Hook

Landlord assault

Metro Police today identified a Las Vegas man suspected of beating his landlord to death in a southeast valley residence on Sunday.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital with critical injuries and later died as a result of his injuries, police said. The landlord has not been identified.

Officers went to 4790 East Boston Ave. near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard, about 4:22 p.m. Sunday where they found a man covered in blood inside the residence, police said. The officers, who were investigating a report of a fight, found the 62-year-old man severely beaten by a pipe or other heavy object, said Lt. Ted Snodgrass.

Homicide detectives have identified the suspect as 35-year-old Jonathan Vanhook. Vanhook was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder, according to detention center records.

Detectives said that the victim and Vanhook were involved in an ongoing dispute over money, which apparently led to the fight on Sunday.

The identity, exact cause and manner of death of the victim will be determined by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the Metro Police Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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