Coroner IDs Body as Girl Seen with Slash Suspect

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

UPDATE, 3:30:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a body found in an undeveloped North Las Vegas housing tract belongs to a missing 10-year-old girl last seen with a suspect in a casino slashing case.

Clark County coroner's officials on Friday identified the body found a day earlier as that of Jade Morris. Officials say she died of multiple stab wounds.

The girl was last seen Dec. 21 with Brenda Stokes Wilson, who'd picked her up to go Christmas shopping. Family members say the girl had a close relationship with Stokes, who used to date her father.

Stokes was arrested later that night after prosecutors say she slashed a co-worker at the Bellagio casino with razor blades.

Stokes appeared in court in that case Friday, when a judge raised her bail to $600,000.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A prosecutor says blood was found in a car borrowed by a woman last seen with a missing 10-year-old girl and later arrested in a razor blade slashing of a co-worker at a Las Vegas Strip casino.

Police investigating the disappearance Jade Morris expect to know Friday whether her body is the one found by a person walking a dog in an undeveloped North Las Vegas housing tract.

Jade was last seen Dec. 21.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy says he's awaiting results of DNA testing before saying whether the body is Jade Morris.

Prosecutor Robert Daskas convinced a judge Friday to raise bail to $600,000 for Brenda Stokes Wilson.

Wilson is jailed in the slashing case and is expected to face murder and kidnapping charges in Jade Morris' disappearance.


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