Missing Teen Named Suspect in Killings of Mom and Brother

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Authorities are naming a missing teenager as a fugitive suspect in the stabbing deaths of his mother and younger brother last week at their suburban Las Vegas apartment.

Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul says police obtained a warrant Monday accusing Adrian Navarro-Canales as an adult with the slayings of Elvira Canales-Gomez and Cesar Navarro.

The 16-year-old hasn't been seen since before the bodies were found about noon Friday when police went to the apartment where they all lived.

Canales-Gomez never made it to work Wednesday, and the younger boy hadn't been at school.

Police earlier said Adrian Navarro-Canales wasn't a suspect.

His father is also named Adrian Navarro. He lives in California and is pleading for his son to contact family members.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

A search for a southern Nevada teen was in its fourth day Monday, after police in Henderson reported him missing following the discovery of his mother and younger brother stabbed to death in their suburban apartment.

Adrian Navarro, 16, has been sought since his mother and brother were found dead Friday in a quiet residential complex in Henderson, police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Investigators didn't consider the teen a suspect in the slayings of Elvira Canales-Gomez and Cesar Navarro, Paul said. Police released no information about suspects or a motive in the slayings.

The Clark County coroner determined Canales-Gomez, 40, and Cesar Navarro, 9, each died of stab wounds to the chest.

Their bodies were discovered after Canales-Gomez failed to show up for work Wednesday as a chef at the Venetian resort, and the younger boy didn't appear at school.

Adrian Navarro lived with the two at the apartment off Eastern Avenue and Sunridge Heights Parkway.

The teen's father, also named Adrian Navarro, lives in California. He issued a weekend plea in Henderson for his son to contact family members.


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