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Dec 28, 2012 1:11 AM by The Associated Press

Vegas police investigate discovery of girl's body

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Police investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old Las Vegas girl last week are at the scene of the discovery of a child's body in an undeveloped housing tract in North Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police homicide Capt. Chris Jones says authorities didn't immediately know if the body is Jade Morris. But he says there was a "likelihood" that the body belonged to her.

North Las Vegas police say a passer-by called 911 about noon about a girl's body found in a vacant housing tract a short distance from the northern Las Vegas beltway.

Police say Jade was last seen by her family at about 5 p.m. last Friday with Brenda Stokes.

Stokes was later arrested after she was accused of slashing a co-worker with razor blades at the Bellagio resort casino. Stokes is now in jail.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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