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Police: No suspects in Vegas double slaying

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Investigators remain on scene more than 48 hours following discovery of bodies Investigators remain on scene more than 48 hours following discovery of bodies
Mother and daughter were bludgeoned to death inside this Robin St. home Mother and daughter were bludgeoned to death inside this Robin St. home
Neighbors express concern that no suspect is yet in custody Neighbors express concern that no suspect is yet in custody
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

It is a rare sight. More than 48 hours after two bodies are found inside a Robin Street home, Metro police investigators remained on the scene. As of Wednesday evening, the crime tape was still up, and neighbors are still a bit on edge.

"We don't know yet. We don't know what's going on," said next door neighbor and family friend Mark Groenert.

On Monday, a 9-year-old boy went to Mabel Hoggard Magnet School and told a counselor that his mom and sister were dead at home. Police later found the bodies of Ignacia Martinez, 38, and Karla Martinez, 10.

At a news conference Wednesday, police said the investigation so far has yielded no suspects.

"We have ruled out no one. We are looking at every possibility," said Metro Homicide Lt. Clint Nichols.

Nichols said both died from blunt-force trauma. Arturo Martinez, father and husband to the two victims, was critically injured in a similar fashion, Nichols said.

"It's so sad," Groenert said. "I knew them all. And it's sad and tragic."

The Martinez family owns a boxing gym at Cheyenne and Civic Center. The business is now closed until further notice. A coach and friend stopped by, reflecting on what he called a very loving family.

"(Arturo has) told me many times how much he loves his wife, and she's his backbone," said Henry Coll. He added that the family was always at the gym and was surprised when Ignacia Martinez, also known by friends as Yadia, did not show up for work on Monday.

"It's kind of alarming for the neighborhood and stuff, just knowing that right around the corner a family has tragically been knocked out like this," said neighbor Barbara Martinez.

Nichols said the investigation is far from over, as forensic investigators are poring over every inch of the house.

"We have committed every resource that is available to the department in solving this case," he said.

Arturo Martinez remains in critical condition at the hospital. Metro has placed him under protective custody but would not explain why. His injuries have prevented him from offering information on the crime.

The 9-year-old who reported the crime and his brother, who was found safe, are in the custody of Child Protective Services.

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