Twenty-eight-year-old Josephine Butler was found dead, stuffed in a duffle bag, in northeast Las Vegas. Sadly, she had been missing for two days and her disappearance did not make media headlines so there doesn't appear to had been a push for awareness or a coordinated search for her. This is just a shame, but it doesn't seem that any search for her would have likely prevented her murder.
The duffle bag was found in a dumpster at a business near Las Vegas Blvd. North and Craig RoadÂ—near the Nellis Air Force Base. The name of the business isn't being released, but this is a developed area, and the closest match to the photo shown in the above-linked source is a transmission shop and automotive repair yardÂ—which is on a lot that is partially dirt and is surrounded by apartment buildings, strip mall shops and other assorted businesses heading toward Nellis AFB.
Josephine Butler appeared to have a bump on her head and a bruise on her face, but didn't appear to suffer any other signs of attack. Her mother Sheryl Dumitru said that she didn't appear to fight if she was attacked at all prior to death, so that doesn't really explain the bruising and knots. Perhaps it was a quick attack that ended as quickly as it happened.
Hopefully the person(s) responsible for this murder comes to justice, because this woman left behind a seven-year-old daughter who now has to grow up knowing that her mom was murdered and stuffed in a duffle bag in the trash. That's horrific, and something nobody should go through.
Photo: Fox 5 Las Vegas
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