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Coroner identifies woman found near recreation area

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the body of a woman found July 18 near Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Kathleen Mary Ploutz, 61, was killed by multiple stab and incise wounds, the coroner’s office said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

National Park Service rangers responded to a desert area near the Special Events Beach at Boulder Basin in the recreation area around 8 a.m. after receiving calls about the discovery of a woman’s body. The Metropolitan Police Department in Las Vegas assisted the Park Service with the investigation.

The homicide was the 97th investigated by Metro in its jurisdiction this year.

Assembly candidate Jordahl hosting event at multiuse building

Area residents are invited to meet Craig Jordahl, Democratic candidate for Nevada Assembly District 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in the multipurpose building, 1204 Sixth St.

Jordahl is a retired 24-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who has 18 years of experience as a military contract specialist.

Refreshments will be served at the event sponsored by Jordahl’s campaign.

Reservations are requested and should be made by Monday. Call 702-339- 9082 for reservations or more information.

Gas station sold to Terrible,
closes for remodeling

The 76 Gas station on 100 Ville Drive will be closed for two to four weeks for remodeling after the station owner Rody Yousif sold the business to Terrible Herbst Oil.

Yousif said all employees working at the 76 station will keep their jobs working for the new owners.

Police search for missing man

The Boulder City Police Department is looking for a missing man with onset Alzheimer’s disease and neuropathy in both feet. Thomas Spotts was last seen Sunday at his house and police are searching for him.

He was last seen wearing a bright blue and green Hawaiian shirt with flowers and leaves and a pair of khaki pants and black tennis shoes. Spotts is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and short gray hair.

Anyone with information should contact police department at 702-293-9224.

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