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Raising the Stakes

Las Vegas Body ID’d As Missing Girl

Las Vegas police on Friday identified the body of 10-year-old Jade Morris, who went missing on Dec. 21. A Las Vegas judge raised bail for Brenda Stokes, who is suspected in the stabbing death of her fiancé’s daughter, to $600,000 on Friday. She had been jailed for a week after allegedly walking up to blackjack dealer and reportedly slashing her in a face on Dec. 21, the last day that Jade was seen alive. But a day after the 10-year-old’s body was recovered on Thursday, prosecutors argued that Stokes would be a flight risk and may get out of jail prior to being charged with murder, leading to the tenfold increase.

December 29, 2012 1:50 PM