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Chain saw, body parts discovered at scene of Las Vegas killing

LAS VEGAS – Police discovered a legless corpse in a bathtub, a bloody chain saw in the kitchen, a plastic-wrapped body in the living room and an overwhelming odor of incense inside a North Las Vegas home where a man is accused of killing his mother and sister, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

Severed legs were later found in a freezer, and a store receipt for a chain saw and ear plugs was discovered in a vehicle where suspect Darius Davon Sorrells was arrested Saturday, the police report said.

A North Las Vegas judge on Wednesday ordered Sorrells, 30, held without bail and gave prosecutors until April 9 to file criminal charges in the slayings of his mother, Janice Burden, 53, and sister Natasha Sorrells, 33.

The women were last heard from last week, and police visited the home twice – on Friday and Sunday – before finally entering through a broken back door and finding the house of horrors before dawn on Monday, North Las Vegas police Sgt. Chrissie Coon said.

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