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Debbie Flores-Narvaez Missing: Police Reviewing Jason "Blu" Griffith Abuse Report

Debbie Flores-Narvaez Missing: Police Reviewing Jason "Blu" Griffith Abuse Report
Debbie Flores-Narvaez (Personal Photo)

LAS VEGAS (CBS/KLAS) Police say they're reviewing a report about the October arrest of missing Las Vegas burlesque dancer Debbie Flores-Narvaez's boyfriend, but aren't naming him as a suspect in her recent disappearance.

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According to a police report, Jason Griffith, also known as Blu, was arrested for beating up 31-year-old Flores-Narvaez in October. Griffith and Flores-Narvaez were dating at the time.

Officer Barbara Morgan said Tuesday that Griffith isn't a suspect in her disappearance.

According to the report, Griffith allegedly stole Flores-Narvaez's iPhone during a dispute. She chased after him and the two started arguing. Griffith then threw her phone. When Flores-Narvaez went to retrieve it, he ran toward her, pushed her down, pulled her hair and kicked her. Police say Debbie had bruises on both legs and found a chunk of her hair.

Griffith was arrested for battery, domestic violence and coercion.

In a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flores-Narvaez's mother, Elise, said she got a text message from Debbie on December 1 saying, "In case there is ever an emergency with me, contact Blu Griffith in Vegas. My ex-boyfriend. Not my best friend."

When she questioned Debbie about the message, she said to "keep it for your records."

"I don't want anybody ever doing that to my sister," said Debbie's sister Celeste Flores-Narveaz. "I don't make anything of it. Just because you did something once, that doesn't mean you're likely to do it again."

Flores-Narvaez was last seen December 12 at 7 p.m. leaving the Onyx Apartment-Condos in Las Vegas. The complex sits a few blocks away from the Luxor, where she performed in "Fantasy." She was reportedly going to Griffith's house when she vanished.

Police say they found Debbie's car with her purse inside, and there were no signs of violence or robbery.

Griffith is scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment on the domestic violence charges.

Las Vegas police are set to hold a news conference regarding this case Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about Debbie Flores-Narvaez's whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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