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January 26, 2015

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Coroner: Wynn executive’s death ruled accidental from hitting head

The February death of a Wynn Las Vegas executive was an accident, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said Friday.

Sharla Perry, the 41-year-old director of Wynn’s VIP services, died of blunt force trauma to the head from a fall or collapse, the coroner’s office said.

Officials also said contributing factors in the death included acute ethanol and isopropanol intoxication and chronic ethanol abuse.

Perry was found dead about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 inside the Turnberry Towers on Karen Avenue, near Paradise Road and Sahara Avenue, police said.

Officials initially said the death may have been suspicious, but added there were no obvious signs of trauma.

Police said Perry’s mother called authorities to perform a welfare check after her daughter had not shown up to work for several days.

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  1. How is it an accident if she was using ethanol?

  2. Got loaded and fell. Simple.

    I guess you could call it an accident, but if you don't abuse you don't fall.

  3. Chronic ethanol abuse is no accident.

    Such a shame and my heart goes out to the family.

    I presume that was a good Wynn job (I'd like to have it) and alcohol abuse knows no boundaries.

    Working in this industry, I would think there would be drug and alcohol abuse screening and an employee assistance program.

    Some safeguards must be in place?

    Too many temptations in Las Vegas.

  4. Agree with you, denro...
    Good comments.
    Late-stage chronic alcoholic, dying alone, at 41, likely nearly gone before the "accident".
    God bless her, she was likely in hell here on earth.

  5. Remember Kitty Dukakis drank perfume?

    Let's see, two suicides of Hotel Executives, another one was using heroin (came to a drug teat with his body shaved), another said under oath he was taking pain pills that impaired his memory, (needed methadone to get off them) entertainers dying from cocaine, and other meds...or having them in their possession..

    Yep, Metro has to bust (kill) those in the black ghetto selling pot, or with a rock of crack...looks like the substance abuse is in the board rooms as much as the ghetto streets...

    How many people die from pot verses alcohol? Raid those medical pot clinics..