Woman is found bludgeoned to death outside a Las Vegas laundromat after dialing 911 to report a man armed with a sledgehammer – before the operator heard screaming and the line went dead
- Las Vegas Police have arrested Clinton Taylor, 36, on suspicion of murder
- His alleged victim was found dead outside the laundromat’s entrance
- Minutes earlier, she dialed 911 to report seeing a man carrying sledgehammer
- She was heard screaming on the phone before the line went dead
- Taylor was found covered in blood when he was picked up less than a mile away
- Investigators said it appears the fatal attack was random
Clinton E. Taylor, 36, was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday in the suspected sledgehammer murder of a woman at a local laundromat
Las Vegas Police have arrested a sledgehammer-wielding man suspected of killing a random woman at a local laundromat Thursday morning.
The unidentified woman called 911 around 5am on Thursday while she was washing clothes at a laundromat near Washington Avenue and Rancho Drive, according to KVVU-TV.
The victim told the emergency dispatcher there was a man carrying a sledgehammer outside the business.
She was heard screaming on the phone before the call suddenly ended.
Minutes later, police arrived at the scene and found the woman lying dead outside the laundromat’s front doors.
Some time after that, police found a man, identified as Clinton E. Taylor, 36, carrying a sledgehammer while roaming the streets less than a mile from the crime scene.
Investigators said Taylor was covered in blood. He was arrested and charged with suspicion of murder.
The unidentified woman called 911 around 5am Thursday after reportedly spotting a man armed with a sledgehammer walking outside the laundromat near Washington Avenue and Rancho Drive where she was washing clothes that morning
Investigators said it appears the fatal attack was random and that they don’t believe Taylor knew the woman he’s suspected of killing
Detectives said it doesn’t appear Taylor knew the victim and her fatal attack appeared to be at random.
Clark County coroner’s office is waiting to ensure the woman’s next of kin has been contacted before releasing her name.