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Girl, 7, Found Slain in Bathroom of Hotel-Casino at State Line

May 26, 1997| From Associated Press

Las Vegas police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old Los Angeles girl whose body was found before dawn Sunday in a restroom at a hotel-casino on the Nevada-California state line.

The body was found in a women's bathroom on the arcade level of the Primadonna Resort.

The victim and her 14-year-old brother were at the resort with their father, said Lt. Wayne Petersen, who said there is evidence the child was attacked and murdered in the restroom.

Petersen said the father was looking for his daughter, who had gone to use the bathroom. She was found by a female resort employee. The cause of death will not be released until after a coroner's examination.

Police are looking for anyone who may have been in the arcade area between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday.

Police also are looking for two men seen talking to the girl in the arcade. The first was described as a cleanshaven white man in his late teens to early 20s with short light brown to blond hair. He was wearing a dark-colored cap backward on his head. The cap had lettering or a logo on the front and the left side. He was wearing a colored T-shirt and light-colored knee-length shorts.

The second man also was in his late teens to 20s, with dark short hair and sideburns. He was wearing a dark polo-type short-sleeved shirt and dark knee-length shorts.

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