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Published On: Fri, Dec 28th, 2012

Jade Morris, missing Nevada girl, found dead as Brenda Stokes jailed for stabbing

The body of 10-year-old Jade Morris was found in a Nevada desert on Thursday, according to family members.

Fliers had gone up as the police searched for the child who missing for a week after family friend Brenda Stokes offered to take her Christmas shopping. The pair never returned.

Jade Morris

Jade Morris

Stokes allegedly slashed a co-worker, Joyce Rhone, in the face with razor blad at the famed Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas strip. Rhone was admitted to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with deep lacerations to her face, police said.

Police said Stokes was a trusted friend of the girl’s father, and family members have told reporters that the two dated for several years.

Stokes, who also uses the name Brenda Wilson, was arrested later that night after she was accused of slashing her co-worker.

“We are heartbroken today. It has been confirmed by family members that the body of … Jade Morris has been found. We pray for her family,” Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing organization told The Huffington Post.

Stokes was charged with battery with a deadly weapon, battery with use of a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm and mayhem.

Jade Morris’ father interrupted Stokes first court appearance Wednesday, shouting “Where’s my baby at?” A Las Vegas Justice Court bailiff ushered him out of the court proceeding.

Stokes was held at the Clark County jail. She has not been charged in connection with Jade’s death.

Brenda Stokes

Brenda Stokes

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