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Body of missing girl found in empty Las Vegas lot

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Claudette Flanagan-Jones, left, Jade Morris' grandmother, Tejuana Reeves-Morris, Jade's mother, and Andres Mack, Jade's grandfather, sit while Brenda Stokes Wilson appears at Clark County Justice Court, Friday in Las Vegas. Wilson is accused of slashing a Bellagio blackjack dealer and is suspected of kidnapping and slaying 10-year-old Jade Morris. A judge raised bail for Wilson from $60,000 to $600,000 on Friday in light of expected murder charges to be filed Friday afternoon.

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Authorities said Friday they believe a casino worker killed a 10-year-girl several days before Christmas, then went to the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip and slashed the face of a co-worker with a pair of razor blades. The weeklong search for Jade Morris ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that her body had been found Thursday in an undeveloped housing tract.
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