Vegas Hearing Set for Owner of RV Where Body Found

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A court hearing is set Dec. 29 in Las Vegas for
a man sought in California after the body of his daughter was found
in his impounded motor home.

Clarence Eugene Butterfield made a brief appearance Tuesday before a Las Vegas justice of the peace who set a March 23 court date on unrelated felony check forgery charges that led to Butterfield's arrest Oct. 8 in Las Vegas.

Records show the 55-year-old Butterfield remains in custody at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas pending the fugitive hearing later this month.

He's sought in Orange County, Calif., on a murder charge stemming from the discovery of 22-year-old Rebekah Butterfield's decomposed body in the freezer of the motor home.

Authorities say Rebekah Butterfield vanished about two years ago from her home in Temecula, Calif.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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