Police: Las Vegas man killed after being lured by dating app

AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) A couple has been accused of killing a Las Vegas man they allegedly lured through an online dating app, according to authorities.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said 24-year-old Jacob Berkovitz and 27-year-old Tonya Dillard are jailed on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery.

It was unclear Sunday if either Berkovitz or Dillard has a lawyer yet.

Homicide detectives said Dillard and her boyfriend Berkovitz posted a dating ad to lure a person and the couple allegedly planned to rob and kill whoever answered.

The investigation determined a man did respond to the ad and picked up Dillard and Berkovitz on Friday.

Police say the man brought the couple to his home and was robbed and killed.

Police found the body inside a bathroom of the home Friday evening.

They said Dillard and Berkovitz were seen leaving the house when authorities arrived at the scene and were taken into custody.

The name and age of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroners Office, police said.

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