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Las Vegas murder suspect found dead in east Idaho


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Christopher Gerard Caggiano | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

LAVA HOT SPRINGS — A man suspected of killing a woman in Las Vegas was found dead in eastern Idaho late Tuesday night.

Christopher Gerard Caggiano, 41, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his white 2017 Nissan Rogue in Lava Hot Springs. The Nevada Department of Corrections employee was accused of shooting Cheri Louise Anaya, 32, in her head and neck, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen tells neighbors noticed a vehicle parked along a street in Lava Hot Springs sometime Saturday evening.

Deputies were called Tuesday and discovered the license plate identified the owner of the vehicle as Caggiano.

Initially, as deputies approached the vehicle, they thought a man was sleeping in the backseat. They then learned he was dead.

Nielsen said it is unclear why the suspect drove to Idaho.

Las Vegas homicide detectives had reportedly been looking for Caggiano since Saturday morning, after his 9-year-old daughter called 911 to report that her mother was lying in a pool of blood inside his townhouse. He fled before officers arrived.