Las Vegas authorities are probing the murder of a 16-year-old boy whose body had been discovered in an abandoned house in Henderson. According to the police report, the teenager, identified as Matthew Minkler, died while playing Russian Roulette with a group of friends.
Las Vegas Teen and Friends Used Abandoned House to Play Russian Roulette
On Friday, a traffic monitor officer signals a driver to stop the vehicle. The vehicle’s operator allegedly sped past several red lights.
According to the authorities, the driver’s unwillingness to abide by the traffic control agent’s commands led to a high-speed chase which ended with the driver crashing the vehicle. Several teens left the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. However, the authorities tackled and took them into custody. That’s when they’ve learned about the outcome of the deathly Russian Roulette game.
One of the teens told the authorities about Matthew Minkler, the Las Vegas teenager who, allegedly, died in an abandoned house in Henderson, approximately 16 miles from Las Vegas.
Using the teen’s directions, the authorities entered the house and found Minkler’s body. According to the police report, the teenager’s body has been placed inside a wardrobe.
During questioning, two of the teens, Jaiden Caruso,16, and Kody Harlan, 17, told the investigators that they went to the abandoned house with Minkler to play a game of Russian Roulette. Caruso was the one who pressed the revolver against Minkler’s head and pulled the trigger.
Minkler’s playing buds also told the police that they dragged his body downstairs and locked it in the closet. Apparently, Harlan disposed of the murder weapon before leaving the house.
The police are trying to establish what type of weapon did Caruso use when playing Russian Roulette. Minkler’s cousin set up a GoFundMe account to cover the teen’s funeral expenses.
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