Medical examiners released Wednesday the name of a man who police said was stabbed to death while on a camping trip at Lake Mead.
The Clark County Coroner's Office said Michael Vincent Favazza, 35, of Henderson, died of a stab wound of the chest as a result of a homicide. Medical examiners placed the date of his death as Tuesday.
Las Vegas Metro police spokesperson Bill Cassell said the stabbing death stemmed from an incident that happened Monday night at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Cassell said the victim was on a camping and fishing trip with his girlfriend and another man. During the trip, the victim had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, which led to the other man intervening, Cassell said.
It wasn't until Monday night that the victim and the other man began to argue, which led to the stabbing, according to police.
Cassell said the man who stabbed the victim immediately called National Park Service rangers for medical assistance.
An investigation showed the man who stabbed the victim may have also given first aid to the person while waiting for rangers.
Police have not made any arrests in the case, and the stabbing was still under investigation.
"Once we gather all of the facts, we will submit them to the Clark County District Attorney's Office and they will determine charges," Cassell said.
The names of the people on the trip were also not yet disclosed.
Because homicides at Lake Mead are rare, Metro stepped in to investigate.
"Obviously in a major metropolitan area, our police department is going to have much more experience dealing with homicides than the rangers at Lake Mead," Cassell said.
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