Santa Clarita Man Sought in Missing Wife's Murder Found Dead
The couple's home is in foreclosure.
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Dusan and Renata Klein (LACSD)
Hikers discovered the body of 59-year-old Dusan Klein on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada, Deputy Mark Pope said in a statement Thursday.
The man's death has been ruled a suicide.
He had been considered a person of interest in the murder of his wife, Renata.
The investigation began when the couple disappeared on June 11.
Renata 'Rennie' Klein's body was found June 15 by public works employees off Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road.
Investigators believe the 59-year-old was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in the forest.
The coroner's office said she died of asphyxiation.
Two weeks later. the couple's jeep was found abandoned in North Las Vegas with the VIN number scratched off and the license plates removed.
It's believed Dusan Klein was traveling with the couple's black and white cocker spaniel, 'Cindy,' who has yet to be located, sheriff's officials said.
However, authorities say blood found inside the Jeep has tested positive for canine blood.
Police say the couple, originally from Czechoslovakia, were having financial problems.
Their home on Wildwind Road is in foreclosure.
"There were financial problems. In fact, they were due to be evicted from the house on Monday, June 13. So, that may have been a factor in what happened. We don't know. That's speculation at this point," said L.A. County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina.