Person of interest sought in the death of an 80-year-old


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a person of interest in the death of an 80-year-old man.

On May 8, at 2:37 p.m. LVMPD patrol officers were dispatched to a condominium complex located in the 7100 block of W. Pirates Cove Road to investigate the report of a man found deceased by family members.

When officers arrived they located the man inside of the condo deceased from unknown causes.

The Clark County coroner's office identified the victim as 80-year-old Willie Wesley Norman Jr. of Las Vegas. His official cause of death was determined to be a stab wound of the chest and the manner was ruled a homicide.

During the initial investigation, police say the victim had not shown up for work on May 7 or May 8, and family members went to his residence for a welfare check.

"That's terrible, for something like that... especially murder," said Willie Normand's sister Jean Sanders.

Jean Sanders and her husband Edward are used to getting calls from Normand. The last time the two spoke was Friday when Normand told them he was headed to the DMV on Saturday, but two days later family knew -- something was wrong when he didn’t call.

"We're a very close-knit family. We do everything together," said Normand.

Detectives were able to determine the last time the victim was seen alive was early in the morning hours of May 6. He was last seen with an African-American woman whom detectives would like to identify, locate and interview.

It is believed the suspect was with the victim at his residence when the murder took place.

Norman's official cause of death is still pending.

Anyone with any information on the identity or whereabouts of the person of interest or anyone with any information about this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.

A video clip of the person of interest with the victim can be viewed in the video below.

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