The Clark County coroner’s office has identified two women who were found dead Tuesday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near the Strip.
Josie Tyler-Montgomery, 39, was shot and killed by her wife, 39-year-old April Montgomery, at the Palms Place Hotel, 4381 W. Flamingo Road, the coroner’s office said. Tyler-Montgomery’s death was ruled a homicide due to a gunshot wound of the head.
April Montgomery’s death was ruled a suicide due to a gunshot wound of the head, with other significant conditions of sharp force injuries of the upper extremities, the coroner’s office said.
Clark County online records indicate the two women were married in May 2020.
Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said hotel security found the two women dead in a hotel room at about 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Investigators believe the women died within 12 hours of the discovery, Spencer said. Metro had not received any reports of gunshots at the hotel.
The coroner ruled the time of death for both women as 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.