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Jade Morris Update: Police say bloody clothes link casino worker, slain 10-year-old

This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Police Department shows Jade Moris, 10, who police are searching for after she failed to return home Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, from a shopping trip with a woman arrested that night and accused of slashing the face of a female co-worker at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The woman, Brenda Stokes, 50, made her first appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Police Department) Uncredited

Jade Morris
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(CBS/AP) LAS VEGAS - A police report says a set of bloody clothes linked casino worker Brenda Stokes to 10-year-old Jade Morris, who was found dead last week in North Las Vegas.

The report reveals new details about the stabbing death of Jade Morris, whose body was found Thursday in an undeveloped housing tract.

Police say Morris' mother reported her daughter missing about 1 p.m. Dec. 22 , less than a day after the girl left with Stokes, her father's girlfriend of four years, to go Christmas shopping.

Stokes picked up the girl at about 5 p.m. on Dec. 21, and two hours later returned a red 2007 Saab sedan to a friend who she borrowed it from for the shopping trip, police say. Jade never came back and 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. Wilson has been jailed since the 21st on felony battery with a weapon, burglary and mayhem charges that could get her decades in prison.

Detectives say they later found clothes in Stokes' home with Jade's blood on them.

A judge raised her bail from $60,000 to $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.

Police said she offered no help in the search for the missing girl. Murder and kidnapping charges could get her life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

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