Second body found, second arrest made related to weekend homicide in Mesquite

MESQUITE, Nev.  In the course of investigating the April 13 death by stabbing of Mesquite resident Michael Eldridge, Mesquite detectives discovered a second body and made a second arrest this afternoon.

Eldridge, 50, died Saturday night after a knife attack. The attack occurred in the area of Mesquite Boulevard and Sandhill Boulevard. Mesquite Fire and Rescue took Eldridge to the Mesa View Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

In investigating the first homicide, detectives received information that there was another victim. After obtaining a warrant and searching an East Mesquite Boulevard residence, police found the body of an adult man which, according to Mesquite Police Department’s published statement, was concealed in the basement of the residence. Police are deferring release of the victim’s name until the Clark County Coroner’s office issues its autopsy report.

A 43-year-old male, of Mesquite, was taken into custody by Mesquite police on Saturday evening and is now being held in connection with both deaths.

Monday afternoon, Mesquite Police officers arrested a 30-year-old Hurricane man in connection with the death of the second victim.

Note: Persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • San April 16, 2013 at 3:11 am

    … ….sounds like Robert’s Roost.

    Between him and that woman who is always on the reports (Patty ???) that little park is getting a very bad name in town. I hope they get it back in hand.

    Ed. ellipsis

  • San April 16, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Monday afternoon, April 15, 2013 MPD Officers arrested 30 year old …, of Hurricane, Utah in connection with the homicide of the second victim.

    spelled his name wrong…ooops

    ed. ellipsis

  • lilbit April 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I have to that man was a good man back in the day we all … up he has to live wit what he did so bacc the … ps that’s my baby daddy

    Ed. ellipsis

  • LaLa May 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    “That man” that you speak of, lilbit, never has been and never will be a good man. Him just simply living with what he did to one of the greatest friends this gir has ever had, wil NEVER be good enough. If he was to be sentenced to death and actually get the death sentenced…that too would not be good enough for him. Mr. Ryan Woods is a NOTHING! He is a NOBODY…my friend, Mike Eldridge is and always will be somebody. WOW…ignorant fool!

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