Vegas police suspect casino worker killed girl
Brenda Stokes Wilson appears at a hearing in the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. A body has been found that is believed to be that of 10-year-old Jade Morris, who was last seen with Wilson. / AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Leila Navidi
LAS VEGAS Police suspect that a casino worker killed a 10-year-girl before going to a Las Vegas resort and allegedly slashing the face of a co-worker with razor blades.
The search for Jade Morris ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that it was her body that was found a day earlier in an undeveloped housing tract.
The Clark County coroner's office said she died of multiple stab wounds,
Jade was last seen Dec. 21 with family friend Brenda Stokes Wilson, who picked her up to go Christmas shopping.
Wilson, 50, returned the car she had borrowed for the outing to a friend two hours later. Jade never came back. Investigators later found blood on the driver's door and steering wheel of the 2007 Saab sedan.
Later that night, Wilson was wrestled to the ground with razors in each hand after allegedly slashing the face of a female co-worker at the Bellagio casino.
A judge raised her bail to $60,000 from $600,000 Friday morning after she was identified as the prime suspect in the child's killing.
"It's no secret the defendant is the suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Jade Morris," prosecutor Robert Daskas told Senior Clark County District Court Judge Joseph Bonaventure at the hearing.
Later Friday, Las Vegas police homicide Capt. Chris Jones said investigators were still moving forward.
"As soon as we get all the evidence in that we need, we'll book her on the murder charges," he said.
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