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Memorials for murdered 10-year-old continue to grow

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Updated: 12/31/2012 10:09 am
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Two memorials for 10-year-old Jade Morris, the girl allegedly slain a week ago by Brenda Stokes Wilson, continue to grow in the far northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley.

People have been leaving stuffed teddy bears, dolls, candles, miniature Christmas trees and other items in an undeveloped housing tract at North 5th Street and West Deer Springs Way near Legacy High School. One memorial is at the entrance to the housing tract and the other is closer to where the body was found.

Morris was allegedly killed the afternoon of Dec. 21 before Stokes Wilson used razor blades to attack a fellow blackjack dealer at the Bellagio about 9:45 p.m.

Stokes Wilson told Metro officers that she would have killed Joyce Rhone if she would not have been stopped.

Stokes Wilson was charged in the attack on Rhone before it was known that Morris was missing.

Jade's father, Phil Morris, tried to confront Stokes Wilson in court earlier this week in an apparent effort to find out where his missing daughter was.

Metro began a search for Morris after being notified that she was missing, but did not put out an alert to the community until a few days later.

A person walking their dog found a body in the undeveloped subdivision about noon on Thursday. The body was positively identified by the Clark County coroner on Friday. A memorial vigil was held Friday night at Casa de Luz on Tam Drive in Las Vegas.

Several organizations are holding fundraising events this weekend for the family. Funeral details are expected to be made public soon.

Stokes Wilson is being held on $600,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center. She faces multiple charges including murder and kidnapping.


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