(Las Vegas, NV) – The Clark County Coroner’s office has positively identified the girl’s body found Thursday afternoon in the desert as 10-year-old Jade Morris.
The Clark County Coroner’s office says the girl was stabbed multiple times and the manner of her death is homicide.
Las Vegas Metro Police responded to a call on Thursday reporting the discovery of a body near the corner of Dorrell Lane and North 5th Street in North Las Vegas.
Metro Homicide Detective Chris Jones described the body as that of a “black female,” and said late Thursday afternoon that police believed it was the body of missing 10-year-old Jade Morris. Morris was last seen a week ago in the company of Brenda Stokes, who was later arrested for allegedly slashing the face of a co-worker with razors.
Earlier Friday, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure raised Stokes’ bail from $60,000 to $600,000, as murder charges were expected to be filed in the afternoon.