A Las Vegas man and woman lived together in a tent until an argument ended with her murder, police say.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Linda Evans was found dead outside the tent the couple shared in the yard of a vacant house.
According to authorities, the tent was an “extra-large family-style tent with two sections used as a living room and a bedroom.”
Police got a search warrant for the tent and said they found evidence that pointed to a brutal beating happening inside the tent.
Police said that a large crescent wrench with blood on it was found inside the tent. They also found blood spatter inside the tent and “it appeared a beating occurred in the designated bedroom area,” police said.
Authorities also stated the living room had various items of clothing in it, which contained blood and Evans appeared to have a blunt force injury to her head and was partly unclothed.
Amando Trevon “Kevin” Washington, 47, told police he and Evans were both under the influence of narcotics at the time, 8 News Now reported.
A witness called police and said she heard noises around midnight and Evans’ body was found in the yard in the morning, authorities said.
Authorities said another man woke up Washington in the morning and he “became panicked and freaked out when he saw Evans’ body.”
Witnesses told police Washington was seen carrying a sheet covered in blood and possibly feces to a nearby trash can.
Washington was straddling the body and yelling, “Baby, wake up,” when police arrived, they said.
Washington told detectives he was upset with Evans because she was gone for about 24 hours, police said.
He was not home when Evans returned, but police said he found her there when he got back around midnight.
Washington said the two of them got into a “physical fight” inside the tent and he could have hit her but did not remember, police said.
Washington was arrested and charged with Evans’ murder and he remains in jail.