August death of William ‘Skip’ Smith officially ruled a homicide

August death of William ‘Skip’ Smith officially ruled a homicide

From the Las Vegas Optic

William C. Smith, the 71-year-old man better known to many in Las Vegas as “Skip,” was stabbed and cut more than 20 times during an attack that the Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled a homicide, according to autopsy reports released this week.

OMI’s report paints a violent picture of what led to Smith’s body being discovered in an alleyway between 5th Street and 6th Street on Aug. 16. Medical investigators located 24 stab wounds or cuts on Smith’s body, including wounds to his head, neck, chest and stomach, with several of those stab wounds puncturing vital organs.

The report also states that a knife was found near Smith’s body, under a shed; however, Las Vegas Police would not comment on the knife.