New York man arrested in death of Lake Charles casino guard

NEW YORK (AP) A New York state man has been arrested in connection with the death of a guard at a Las Vegas casino.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday that 32-year-old Kevin Boggs was arrested Thursday night in Lake Charles, Louisiana, after police found the body of 37-year old Gary Soto in the water.

Boggs had been missing since early Monday.

Authorities had not released his name.

Borrowing the name of his wife’s boyfriend, police said they found Soto’s body Sunday in the St. Bernard Parish Wildlife Area near the resort town of Casa Grande, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of New Orleans.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Soto had been working at the Crown Casino, which closed in 2016 amid a $20 million casino fraud scandal, when Bogg soured on him, authorities said.

He left his job in March to work for a contractor that installs and maintains the casino.