A grand jury has returned an indictment on Jason “Blu” Griffith in the high-profile murder of Fantasy dancer Debora Flores Narvaez.
Griffith is accused of strangling his former girlfriend to death, dismembering her body, and hiding it in two cement-filled tubs in a downtown home.
By bringing the case to a grand jury, which is shielded from the public, prosecutors will avoid national media attention at a preliminary hearing set for next week. As a result of the indictment, that hearing will be cancelled.
The case is expected to be reviewed by the district attorney’s death penalty committee to determine if prosecutors will seek capital punishment against Griffith.
District Judge Linda Bell ordered that Griffith be held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center. An arraignment hearing was scheduled for Feb. 16 before District Judge Donald Mosley.
31-year-old Flores Narvaez was reported missing a day after she failed to show up for a December performance in the Luxor burlesque show “Fantasy.”