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September 26, 2013

Teen sought in slaying of mom, brother found in mall food court

LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas-area teenager who had been sought in the U.S. and along the Mexican border following the butcher knife slayings of his mother and younger brother was arrested Wednesday while he sat alone in a food court on the Las Vegas Strip.

An unidentified tipster who recognized Adrian Navarro-Canales from media reports told Henderson police the 16-year-old was at the food court at the Showcase mall, police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Navarro-Canales offered no resistance when police approached him at about 10:30 a.m.

“He was sitting at a table,” Paul said. “The two detectives walked up to him and took him into custody.”

Navarro-Canales was booked into juvenile detention at the Clark County Detention Center in downtown Las Vegas to await an initial court appearance.

Paul said investigators think Navarro-Canales walked the 9 miles to the Strip from the suburban apartment where the bloody bodies of his mother and brother had been found Friday.

They don’t believe he returned to the apartment, and they were still trying to determine where he had been staying.

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