Driver in Vegas rampage identified, charged with murder
Video evidence showed Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, of Portland, Oregon repeatedly and deliberately driving into a crowd on the sidewalk outside the Paris Hotel, Clark County officials said at a press conference Monday morning. Investigators are still working to discover the motive behind Holloway’s rampage and have not ruled out the possibility of terrorism, said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.
Clark County coroner’s office identified the woman who died in the incident as Jessica Valenzuela, 32, of Buckeye, Arizona.
Initial reports of possible gunshots proved to be inaccurate, Lombardo said, adding that no weapon had been found in Holloway’s car. Police did find Holloway’s three-year-old daughter, however, prompting the charges of child abuse and neglect, according to District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
Officials said they were still looking into Holloway’s background. According to information they had, she appeared to be homeless, living out of the car that she drove during the rampage. She had been in Las Vegas for a week, apparently on the way from Oregon to Texas, where the child’s father is thought to reside. His name was not released.