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Sep 24, 2013 1:48 PM by AP, PHOTO: MGN ONLINE

Police checked 3 times before mom, boy found dead

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Henderson, Nev., police checking an apartment three separate times over two days failed to find the decomposing bodies of a woman and her son who were stabbed to death, according to an arrest warrant.

The bodies weren't uncovered until the fourth police check on Friday.

The warrant made public Tuesday says investigators think the woman's son, Adrian Navarro-Canales, fatally stabbed her and his brother Sept. 17 and might have stayed in the apartment for a time before fleeing.

Navarro-Canales hasn't been found.

He was named Monday as an adult in a warrant accusing him of killing 40-year-old Elvira Canales-Gomez and 9-year-old Cesar Navarro.

The decomposing bodies were discovered after repeated calls from a friend and a relative worried that Canales-Gomez hadn't shown up for work Wednesday and the younger boy hadn't been at school.

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