Coroner unable to decide on wife Henderson’s death

The coroner was unable to comment on the cause and manner of death of a woman whose remains were found in Henderson last month.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office determined on Friday that it was unable to determine what killed Jawaher Hejji, 27, of Henderson.

Hejji was last seen along Shaded Canyon Drive near a Black Mountain trailhead on December 23, according to her family. They reported her missing on December 26 and began a daily search for the trail.

Hours after reporting her missing, her car was found near a construction site in Shaded Canyon. The keys were on the hood, and the woman’s phone and wallet were in the car.

On October 13, Metro announced that the skeletal remains found near the trail in September had been positively identified as those of Hejji.

Hejji’s mother, who declined to give her first name citing the safety of her children, told the Review-Journal since December that she was disappointed with the way Metro handled the case. She said she was denied access to camera footage of nearby businesses and the construction site when she requested it from Metro. She said she asked Metro to involve the FBI in the case and that Lt. Dave Valentina of Metro’s special victim unit refused.

Metro could not be reached for comment on Friday after hours.

“They found her in the mountain in the same area, and we were told that they searched the whole mountain with the K-9 dog and everything,” Hejji’s mother said. “Ten months, now you just bring me bones.” They didn’t do the right job, they didn’t care about this business, they didn’t take it seriously like other business.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at [email protected] or 702-383-0278. To follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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