Las Vegas homicide detectives investigate a dead body in central valley

Las Vegas homicide detectives investigate a dead body in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue near D Street on Thursday. (Cecil Anderson/FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police have arrested a man after a dead body was found in the central valley Thursday morning. 

LVMPD Officer Misael Parra said the incident happened around 7:40 a.m. in the 400 block of Harrison Avenue near D Street. 

Arriving officers located the woman in the backyard and she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as 39-year-old Linda Evans from Las Vegas. Her cause and manner of death are pending. 

According to police, Evans had been in an argument with her boyfriend 47-year-old Armondo Washington. Washington allegedly battered the victim with a blunt object. 

Washington was taken into custody at the scene and was transported to Clark County Detention Center where he is charged with open murder. 

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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