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Could Surveillance Video Help Solve Cold Case Death of Las Vegas Woman Dropped off at ER by Mystery Pair?

Source: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Jan. 1 2024, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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A woman was dropped off at a Las Vegas emergency room in critical condition by a male and female in 2017.

The case has gone cold, though video surveillance might help solve how she died.

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On April 19, 2017, at approximately 7:52 a.m., Las Vegas Metro police patrol officers were dispatched to UMC Trauma to investigate a report of a critically injured female.

The woman, later identified as Ashley Wellito, 25, had been transferred from Mountain View Hospital earlier in the morning, according to Las Vegas police.

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Around 9:30 a.m., Wellito was pronounced dead, and homicide detectives were requested due to the nature of the injuries the woman had sustained.

Police say Wellito was dropped off at the Mountain View Hospital emergency room entrance around 6:05 a.m. by an unknown man and woman.

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The people who dropped Wellito off at the hospital did not stay to tell medical personnel how she was injured, according to Las Vegas police.

Video clips showing the man and woman who dropped Wellito off at the hospital are available on the internet.

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Detectives seek to identify and interview the two people seen in the video.

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The man could only be described as a Black male adult, who had a medium height and build, and was last seen wearing a True Religion workout suit with a New York Yankee baseball cap. The woman was described as a Hispanic female adult who was last seen wearing dark pants and a dark, zippered sweatshirt.

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They were driving what could only be described as a black vehicle.

Investigators believe it is possible that Wellito had been injured in an accident and foul play was not necessarily involved.

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Any witness or anyone else with information regarding this homicide is encouraged to call LVMPD’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521.

Wellito's family spoke to KSNV a year after her death. Wellito's legs were broken and she had a head injury when she was dropped off at the hospital.

"All I can say it's a day-to-day process and I don't think any mother knows how to react to your child being gone before you," Kimberly Wellito told the station.

Family said Wellito worked as a sex worker in the Las Vegas area.


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