A Nevada man is charged with killing his roommate and living with her body “for an extended period of time,” according to authorities.
A dead body was discovered at the 31-year-old George Anthony Bone’s home on the 5300 block of Railroad River Avenue in Enterprise, an unincorporated community about 14 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, on Wednesday just before 2:30 p.m., according to a press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It was unclear who reported the incident to the police at first.
The victim’s body was discovered by police when they arrived at the residence, “who appeared to have been deceased for an extended period of time,” according to the news release.
The victim was identified as Bone’s roommate, Beverly Ma, by homicide unit investigators, according to the police. According to authorities, Bone was arrested and booked for open murder at the Clark County Detention Center. According to court documents, he is being held without bond and has Tuesday as his next court date.
After Ma’s family had visited the house earlier in the day to determine the explanation of an unusually high air conditioning bill, investigators were called to the bloody scene.
The records indicate, “She noticed a cooler against the bedroom closet door and a towel covering the gap at the bottom of the door.” Ma’s death is still being investigated, but according to the records, authorities found that she was a victim of a homicide and believe that she was strangled.
Investigators believe she was killed on May 4, the same day she made a panicked 911 call in which a man and a woman can be heard screaming at one another with the call concluding with a woman’s voice saying “Why.”