Coroner confirms body found in Ariz. desert is slain Las Vegas landlord

Coroner confirms body found in Ariz. desert is slain Las Vegas landlord

Coroner confirms body found in Ariz. desert is slain Las Vegas landlord

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 7:10 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have confirmed that a body found in Arizona desert belongs to a Las Vegas landlord who police suspect was killed by a tenant.

The Mohave County coroner says the body found Feb. 19 about 30 miles south of the Hoover Dam belongs to 53-year-old Sheila Harrick Linke. Authorities say she died of strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.

Police have arrested 52-year-old Edward Norman Kopp on suspicion of murder.

Police say Linke was last seen Jan. 26, the day she texted a co-worker to say she was handling a difficult eviction of Kopp and his girlfriend, Kathy Atteberry.

A police report says Kopp told officers he killed Linke after she attacked him with a knife, and that he and Atteberry left the body near White Hills, Ariz.

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