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Man Jumps From Hoover Dam

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September 29, 2004|From Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A New Hampshire man jumped to his death at Hoover Dam early Tuesday, hours after calling police to say that he had killed his girlfriend at their Las Vegas Strip hotel room, authorities said.

Police received a 911 call about 12:15 a.m. in which a man said police could find a woman's body in a room at the Treasure Island hotel and casino, police Capt. Tom Lozich said.

Inside the room, hotel security officials discovered a body. The Clark County Coroner's Office said the woman, Rebecca Roux, 27, of Sanford, Maine, was beaten to death.

A short time after the 911 call, a man at the dam, 30 miles east of the city, told officers that he had killed his girlfriend. Las Vegas police were called in to negotiate with the man, but he eventually jumped to his death.

The man was identified as Lawrence Joyce, 34, of New Hampshire.

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