Crime tape generic night

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a body that was found inside a towed car on Friday morning.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, officers were notified about a body found by North Las Vegas police around 10 a.m. at a tow yard on the 2500 block of Kiel Way, near north Commerce Street and east Carey Avenue. The car was towed from an alley in the 400 block of north 14th Street, police said.

Detectives learned that the vehicle was towed on July 23 at the request of a resident where the car was parked.

The victim was later identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 38-year-old Jessie Murillo. Evidence at the scene indicated foul play, police said, and his death was ruled a homicide by gunshots to the head and torso.

Police have not released any suspect information or motive.

Anyone with any information about 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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