Teen Arrested in Deaths of Mother and Brother

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a Las Vegas-area teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his mother and 9-year-old brother last week.

Henderson police issued a statement saying 16-year-old Adrian Navarro-Canales was found sitting in an open-air food court near the Las Vegas Strip and taken into custody late Wednesday morning.

Police found Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro dead Friday in a bloody bathroom in the suburban apartment where they celebrated Navarro-Canales' birthday just days earlier.

Police say Navarro-Canales dropped out of high school last November, and his cousin told police the teen has said he wanted to return to Mexico.

Navarro-Canales was first sought as a possible victim, then named Monday in a murder warrant.

Henderson police investigators think the killings happened Sept. 17.

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