Missing Pahrump woman found dead

A woman matching the description of a Pahrump resident who went missing last week has reportedly been found deceased in Las Vegas.

Cynthia Thomas, 52, was reported missing to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office on Aug 16 after she apparently failed to make it to her destination in Pahrump after leaving Las Vegas.

According to police, Thomas, who was driving a gold 2002 Pathfinder with Nevada Veteran’s plates, was last seen in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Windmill Lane when she went to get gas with a friend before her drive back to Pahrump.

When she failed to make it back from Las Vegas, police were contacted and the NCSO and LVMPD began an investigation into the woman’s disappearance.

On Thursday it was announced the body of a woman matching Thomas’ description had been located in Las Vegas and taken to the Clark County coroner’s office where they will conduct an investigation.

An LVMPD public information officer declined to comment on the circumstances of the woman’s death, stating the coroner’s office was handling the identification and determination of the woman’s cause of death.

As of early Thursday afternoon, the coroner’s office reported no one by Thomas’s name had been identified by their office.

At press time, the woman’s identity has not yet been confirmed.

A detective with the NCSO said he had no further details to give about the case other than what had been released thus far.

Attempts to reach the woman’s family for comment were unsuccessful before press time.

The investigation into Thomas’ disappearance remains ongoing.

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