A person serving life sentences for 3 2005 Las Vegas-area murders has now been charged in a 2004 killing there, authorities stated Thursday.
Investigators decided Norman Flowers, 48, is a suspect within the 2004 dying of Keysha Brown after they requested for extra forensic testing throughout a July 2022 cold-case assessment of the killing, Las Vegas police stated Thursday.
The police division’s forensic laboratory in December gave detectives a report “confirming … Flowers was the suspect” in Brown’s dying, police stated in a information launch.
Particulars about what the forensic testing entailed or why any such testing didn’t assist determine a suspect years in the past weren’t instantly obtainable. CNN has sought remark from Las Vegas police.
Flowers has been charged with open homicide and sexual assault within the 2004 case, in accordance with court docket data and police.
Flowers is serving three life sentences at Nevada’s Excessive Desert State Jail on convictions of first-degree homicide within the 2005 killings of three ladies within the Las Vegas space: Sheila Quarles, Marilee Coote and Rena Gonzalez, authorities stated.
Brown was discovered useless a couple of blocks east of the world’s well-known strip of on line casino inns and miles south of downtown Las Vegas on October 19, 2004, police stated.
Brown had been stabbed, crushed, strangled and sexually assaulted, police stated.
On the time, detectives couldn’t determine a suspect, police stated.
Police haven’t stated whether or not they know of a motive in Brown’s dying.
As for Flowers’ open homicide cost: In Nevada, that cost is a normal murder allegation that might enable a jury to determine the extent of the offense at conviction, together with first-degree homicide, second-degree homicide, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter.