Las Vegas police find human remains inside stolen truck, suspect arrested

Eric Holland is charged with homicide after human remains were discovered inside a stolen truck. (Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Las Vegas police announced the start of a homicide investigation Sunday after human remains were discovered inside a stolen truck.

The Law Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that they found the remains after recovering two previously stolen trucks in the aftermath of a police chase.

Agency officers arrested 57-year-old Eric Holland in connection with the chase, pending arrest warrants and subsequent investigation into an apparent homicide. They said in a news release that Holland fled when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop Friday, switching from one stolen vehicle to another before being arrested at an apartment complex in central Las Vegas.

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Holland was being held Sunday at the Clark County Detention Center on a homicide charge as well charges related to past warrants, according the detention documents and a jail attendant.

Holland could not be reached for comment while awaiting a court appearance. It was unclear whether Holland has been assigned an attorney.