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January 27, 2015

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Metro seeks help solving homicide after woman’s body found in desert

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Michele Carson

Metro Police homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in determining the circumstances surrounding the death of a California woman whose body was found last month in a desert area in the south Las Vegas Valley.

Shortly after noon on Nov. 7, officers responded to a desert area south of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard after two people target shooting in the area found a woman’s body.

After an autopsy the next day, the woman’s death was ruled a homicide. She was identified as Michele Carson, of West Covina, Calif. The cause of her death hasn’t been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information to contact the homicide bureau at 702-828-3521. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit

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  1. Things don't add up here. She was educated (bachelor degree) and did a lot of charity work with kids. But she's here for only a week and from California which could indicate a different profile. Too many questions and not enough facts yet. This will be an interesting (but sad) case if it develops.