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New Information Released about Mysterious Death

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police has released some new details about the woman found murdered inside a business at Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.

Police say the victim was a 53-year-old Hispanic woman who is the owner of Peru Post Etc. She was found by a customer around 11:20 a.m. Monday.

"I heard something going down. It's really unfortunate," concerned resident Don Barricklow said.

The small store that sells Peruvian products was surrounded by crime scene tape after an unexplainable episode of violence. Police are not saying how the victim was killed.

Judith Bott says the victim is Celia Soriano, her friend.

"It is very sad," Bott said. "What I want to say is… what we all want to say actually - she was an excellent person, an excellent human being. She was loved by a lot of people in this town."

The tight-knit Peruvian community is shocked and saddened and wondering who could walk into the shop and take the owner's life.

"My reaction was we're afraid that something like that could happen to other business owners too," said Peruvian Association of Las Vegas President Teresa Sweeten. "We're very sad about this tragic incident. This is a person who worked very hard to have a business."

As Sorian's friends share their sorrow, they are pulling together to help her family.

"We are, at this time, holding a benefit fundraiser to raise some money, to contribute to the family to help them through this difficult situation," said Peruvian Association of Las Vegas Past President Arturo Amaya.

The loss of Soriano will bring the small community even closer together.

"I would like to say to the Peruvian community please to help now for the family that's going through a lot," Bott said.

Many are  wondering who is responsible for Soriano's death. Friends don't believe Peru Post Etc. had surveillance cameras but there is a Bank of America next door and it's hoped that the suspect or suspects were caught on those cameras.