Arrest Made In UNLV Student's Murder

Police Say Suspect, Victim Had Dated

Associated Press
September 09, 2019 - 10:45 am

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the death of a 19 year-old UNLV student.

Paula Marie Davis' body was discovered Friday night in a van at Desert Horizons Park in North Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner said Monday that Paula Marie Davis of North Las Vegas was pronounced dead from multiple gunshots to the head.

On Tuesday, North Las Vegas Police announced the arrest of 21 year old Giovanni Ruiz. Police say Ruiz was the ex-boyfirend of Davis. Ruiz faces a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon.

Davis’ family reported her missing and tracked her cellphone to Desert Horizons Park where her body was found.