Suspect Arrested in Monday Killing Near Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man was arrested early Thursday in the slaying of a 27-year-old waiter who was beaten beyond recognition after he left work at a restaurant at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.

Bryan Hall, 28, was arrested at a residence in southwest LasVegas on a warrant charging him with murder and robbery with a deadly weapon in the early Monday slaying, Las Vegas police Lt. Lewis Roberts said.

Despite the robbery charge, Roberts said police did not have a motive for what he called a brutal homicide. He said detectives were still investigating whether there were ties between the two men.

Police and the Clark County coroner have not officially identified the body due to the severity of the injuries, Roberts says.

But Fred Flamm, a man identifying himself as the victim's father, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that his son, Bradley Flamm, never returned home after work Sunday night at Trevi in the Forum Shops. Flamm said he identified his son's tattoo on the body.

A memorial service for Bradley Flamm has been scheduled Saturday at a Las Vegas mortuary.

Flamm's assailant apparently met him on the landing of an employee entrance away from public areas at Caesars, Roberts said, and hit him with a grapefruit-sized rock before leaving the bloody body in some bushes.

Roberts declined to say what led police to Hall, but said he was seen on surveillance videotape that police obtained following the slaying.

Hall did not provide a statement to detectives following his arrest about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, and Roberts said he did not know if Hall had a lawyer. Records showed he was being held without bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance.

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