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Vegas Shootout Victim Remembered as Loving Mother, Business Leader

Feb. 25, 2013

Brian Nordli, Las Vegas Sun

A mother and local businesswoman from Maple Valley, Wash., was identified as one of three people who died in the Thursday morning shooting and crash on the Strip.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 48-year-old Sandra Sutton-Wasmund. Sutton-Wasmund was a passenger in the taxi at the time of the crash. She died of blunt-force trauma.

In a statement issued by her family to the Associated Press, the family described her as a loving mother and wife, as well as a pillar of the business community.

According to the Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce Sutton-Wasmund was heavily involved in local business. She co-owned All Service Plumbing with her husband, and served on the chamber of commerce board as director, treasurer and vice-president over a seven-year span.

Debbie Tvedt, an office manager at the plumbing company, told the AP that Sutton-Wasmund also co-owned a dress shop called the Dazzled Dame. She was in Las Vegas with her business partner for a trade show.

Source: (c)2013 Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas, Nev.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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