Coroner: Woman found near planter died from strangulation; Las Vegas police investigate as homicide

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Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 8:42 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a woman’s death after the coroner ruled her death an homicide.

LVMPD said officers were called to the area of Nellis Boulevard and Harmon Avenue around 9:14 a.m. Aug. 4 to reports of an unresponsive woman. LVMPD said the woman was found near a raised planter.

Medical personnel pronounced the woman dead on scene. LVMPD said there were no immediate signs of foul play.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on the woman on Aug. 5, LVMPD said. The coroner’s office identified the victim as 57-year-old Teresa Ann Johnson. The coroner’s office said Johnson died from strangulation, and her death was ruled a homicide.

LVMPD Homicide Section has assumed the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact LVMPD Homicide at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or online at