The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a man who was fatally stabbed Friday in an east Las Vegas field.
He was 40-year-old Benjamin Orleans, the coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide due to a stab wound of the chest.
About 5 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 2700 block of East Cedar Avenue, near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue, after receiving a report of the stabbing in an open field, the Metropolitan Police Department has said.
Police arrived and attempted “life-saving measures,” Metro said, but Orleans died at the scene.
Investigators believe the 40-year-old was in an argument with another man, who then stabbed him. The suspected killer fled the scene, police said.
It was unclear Monday if police have identified a suspect in Orleans’ death.
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