LAS VEGAS — The man accused of the North Las Vegas gruesome double murder appeared in court, via a video, on Wednesday.
Darius Sorrells, 30, who has been described by some neighbors as “creepy” has said that he has no recollection of the murder of his mother and sister and subsequent dismemberment of their bodies.
Other neighbors have described Sorrells as mentally unstable.
Police discovered the gruesome double murder at a home in North Las Vegas after being called to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two women.
Janice Burden, 53, and her daughter Natasha Sorrells, 34, were reported missing last Friday. Officers had visited the home a few times over the weekend but didn’t enter the home until they found a backdoor opened on Monday.
When they entered the home they found evidence of a gruesome double murder in the home and spent the entire day collecting evidence.
They a found a bloody chainsaw in the kitchen, observed blood and decaying flesh and noticed that pieces of the carpet has been ripped out.
Burden’s body was described at a “mummy” because it was wrapped tightly in layers of plastic and secured with blue painter’s tape. Sorrells body was found without her legs.
At the time of the discovery of the bodies, police released a vague statement indicating that they did not believe the suspect posed a danger to anyone else. We later learned that was because Sorrells was already in custody. He was driving erratically over the weekend and was arrested while attempting to evade police.
Natasha Sorrells has woken up one recent morning to find her brother standing near her bed with a crowbar. She told a friend who warned her that she should be fearful of her brother, but she dismissed the incident saying that she loved her brother too much and wanted to help him.
Darius Sorrells is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 9.