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Man's Unsolved Murder Brings Community Together

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson police still have no leads in the death of a local actor. Twenty-three-year-old Josh Dufort's body was discovered by a jogger in November. He was beaten, strangled and died from blunt force to the head.

While nearly two months have passed, his friends and family aren't giving up their fight to find the person responsible.

Josh Dufort moved to Las Vegas with a dream to become a professional actor. Friends say he didn't have a care in the world and don't know why he was targeted. Police have ruled his death a homicide and now members of the local acting community are rallying to catch his killer.

Along Eastern Avenue, at the corner of Pecos Ridge is a memorial. This is where the Dufort's body was found.

Simulator Shows the Need for a Designated Driver

HENDERSON, Nev. -- John Dlouhy has a drink at Henderson's T-Bird Lounge. He's doing so under the watchful eye of police officers.

Dlouhy volunteered to show the effects of alcohol on one's driving ability for one main reason -- he lost his mom and dad in a car accident 29 years ago.

Four vodka cocktails later and Dlouhy took the wheel of the simulator, having difficulty staying on the road. One of the tell-tale signs in the simulator is weaving across the double yellow lines and also not knowing what speed you're going.

Dlouhy handed over the keys to Designated Drivers, a group that has found it difficult to keep their program alive in these tough times.

Walmart Employee Arrested for Stealing $250,000 from Store

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson police officers have arrested a Walmart employee for stealing about $250,000 in merchandise and selling the goods on eBay.

Police say 31-year-old Jeromie Michener was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Tuesday on theft and burglary charges. Michener resigned from the store Tuesday morning.

Police say Michener stole computers, video game systems, televisions and portable GPS systems.

Police say Michener set up a storage unit to keep the stolen items before shipping them out. When detectives searched the storage unit, they found 54 portable GPS systems and video game merchandise.

Detectives also found a binder with shipping records showing more than 150 items shipped in the past two months.

Searching for the Missing People of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- One year ago, Steven Koecher pulled his car into a Sun City Anthem neighborhood and walked away. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Koecher, a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, came to Las Vegas from his St. George, Utah home on Sunday, December 13, 2009, unannounced to friends and family. His car was found abandoned days later, parked on a dead end street deep in the heart of southern Nevada suburbia. The last known images of Koecher were captured on a neighbor's home-surveillance camera. He is seen walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, crossing the street, and disappearing out of frame.

Doctor Pleads Guilty in Connection with Golfer's Suicide

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The doctor who discovered professional golfer Erica Blasberg's body entered a guilty plea on a misdemeanor obstruction charge.

Dr. Thomas Hess appeared in Henderson Municipal Court Wednesday morning. He is believed to be the last person to see Blasberg alive. The golfer was found dead in her Henderson home on May 9, 2010. The coroner ruled her death a suicide.

Read Arrest Warrant for Dr. Hess

Hess was accused of removing items, including a suicide note and medication, from the scene.

Blasberg's father Mel was in court, seeing Hess face to face for the first time. But he was disappointed by what happened.

Man Sought in Gas Station Slaying

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson Police detectives are looking for the man responsible for a murder that happened last week.

Police say Francisco Mata stabbed Pedro Ortega-Vivanco to death and critically injured Hector Ortega-Gonzalez. The two victims were were found in a gas station parking lot near St. Rose Parkway and Seven Hills Drive last Wednesday.

Police say a clerk at a gas station called 911 last Wednesday after seeing Ortega-Gonzalez outside the store covered in blood. She then saw Ortega-Vivanco wounded in the passenger seat of a van parked in front of the store.

When officers arrived, they found Ortega-Vivanco dead inside the van. Ortega-Gonzalez was transported to a local hospital.

Man Stabbed to Death Identified

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The man who was found stabbed to death at a Henderson gas station has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's officer has identified the man as 30-year-old Pedro Ortega Vivanco. He was the passenger in a van that pulled into the gas station Wednesday morning. The driver of the van was covered in blood.

Police believe the men were attacked at a different location and drove to the gas station to get help.