Courtesy KSNV Channel 3
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 1:05 p.m.
The little room behind Tiles & More, a tile shop where a Las Vegas woman died after makeshift buttocks enhancement surgery, was leased to the unlicensed surgeon who is now held in jail on a murder charge. Clark County suspended the tile shop’s license, which was reviewed by the Clark County Commission today.
Elena Caro, a 42-year-old mother of three, died in early April after undergoing surgery in the back room of the business at 3310 E. Charleston Blvd. A cause of death hasn't yet been released.
Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, 55, and Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, 47, were arrested at McCarran International Airport in connection with her death as they were trying to catch a flight to Colombia.
After his arrest, Matallana-Galvas allegedly told detectives he was a homeopathic doctor in Colombia but not a licensed doctor in Nevada. He said Caro walked out of the office after he injected gel into her.
At a court hearing after the arrest, Caro’s niece said, "I think they got scared and just thought she was dead and dumped her somewhere. And she woke up after that."