Police confirm a girl's body found in desert
Family members of missing 10-year old Jade Morris react to the news that a body was found.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body near Dorrell Lane and North 5th Street in the northern part of the Las Vegas Valley.
During a press conference, Capt. Chris Jones would only say that a black girl's body had been found by a citizen that was walking their dog in the area.
Las Vegas police have been searching for 10-year-old Jade Morris since she went missing on Dec. 21. She was picked up that morning to go shopping with a family friend, Brenda Stokes.
Stokes, the fiancee of Jade's father, was arrested that night after allegedly slashing a co-worker's face with two razor blades.
LVMPD said during the press conference that the Clark County coroner's office would positively confirm the identification of the body that was found.
Action News will update this story as new information becomes available.