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Man arrested in connection to domestic-related homicide in Henderson

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Michael Kaplan (Source: Henderson police) Michael Kaplan (Source: Henderson police)
Henderson police at the scene of a homicide on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Alyssa Deitsch/FOX5) Henderson police at the scene of a homicide on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Alyssa Deitsch/FOX5)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

Henderson police said they arrested a 48-year-old man in connection to a homicide Saturday morning. 

According to Michelle French, spokesperson for the Henderson Police Department, Michael Kaplan was booked on an open murder charge.

French said officers were called to the 500 block of Kristin Lane, near Sunset Road and Boulder Highway, just before 5 a.m. with reports of a person needing medical attention.

Arriving officers found a 30-year-old female deceased inside a residence with a possible stab wound according to the HPD.

Police said Kaplan called authorities and remained at the scene.

This was a domestic-related situation, according to police. Police said they were not called to the house for any domestic violence issues in the past.

Police confirmed three children, ranging from ages 7-years to 3-months-old, were home at the time of the incident, and are now being cared for by Child Protective Services.

Neighbor, Stefane Torres, said the family seemed an average family and was heartbroken over the news of the woman's death. 

"The three-month-old, he is never going to know his mom, but in pictures. I can't imagine what it would be like for my kids not to have me," said Torres. "It's probably going to be pretty quiet for a long time because you know it's a devastating event."

The name of the deceased will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office once her family has been notified.

Authorities haven't released any further information at this time, as the incident remains under investigation.

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