Homicide

Vegas Strip pedestrian bridge slaying victim ID'd as Pennsylvania ex-con in pantyhose cases

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2014, photo released by the Clark County Detention Center shows suspect Calvin Boyden III. Boyden, 22, made an initial court appearance Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, on felony murder and robbery charges in the stabbing death of Rip Alan Swartz, 46, on a Las Vegas Strip foot bridge near the multi-hotel CityCenter complex. (AP Photo/Clark County Detention Center)

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2014, photo released by the Clark County Detention Center shows suspect Calvin Boyden III. Boyden, 22, made an initial court appearance Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, on felony murder and robbery charges in the stabbing death of Rip Alan Swartz, 46, on a Las Vegas Strip foot bridge near the multi-hotel CityCenter complex. (AP Photo/Clark County Detention Center)  (The Associated Press)

A man stabbed to death on a Las Vegas Strip pedestrian walkway has been identified as a homeless ex-convict who served prison time in Pennsylvania for making lurid telephone calls to ask women about their pantyhose.

Nevada and Pennsylvania authorities identified the dead man on Tuesday as Rip Alan Swartz, 46.

Swartz made thousands of random calls before he was arrested in 2011 after providing his real name to a Virginia woman, Detective Sgt. Thomas Kauffman of Pennsylvania's Upper Allen Township Police Department said.

Swartz's alleged assailant, Calvin Boyden III, 22, made an initial court appearance Tuesday.

He faces felony charges including murder and robbery in the early Nov. 25 slaying on a footbridge near the multihotel CityCenter complex.

Defense attorney Norm Reed says Boyden plans to plead not guilty.