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DNA Match Made in Jade Morris Murder Case

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Brenda Stokes is facing murder charges in the death of 10-year-old Jade Morris. Brenda Stokes is facing murder charges in the death of 10-year-old Jade Morris.
Jade Morris was last seen on Friday, Dec. 21 when she left her home to go shopping with Brenda Stokes. Jade Morris was last seen on Friday, Dec. 21 when she left her home to go shopping with Brenda Stokes.

LAS VEGAS -- Bloody clothing collected from Brenda Stokes apartment does match the DNA of 10-year-old Jade Morris, according to the arrest report for Stokes.

Stokes, also known as Brenda Wilson, is facing kidnapping and murder charges in the death of Jade Morris. The girl's body was discovered Thursday, Dec. 27 near N. Fifth Street and Deer Springs Way by a woman walking her dog in the area. The Clark County coroner has ruled the death a homicide and said the cause of death was multiple stab wounds.

Stokes picked up Jade Morris on Friday, Dec. 21 to take her Christmas shopping. Later that day Stokes was arrested after she was accused of slashing a co-worker with razor blades at the Bellagio casino.

According to the arrest report, Stokes was uncooperative with police when questioned her about Morris. Stokes told police she did not know the girl or the girl's mother, Tejuana Reeves-Morris.

Morris family members said Stokes was the girlfriend of Jade Morris' father for the past four years and considered to be a stepmother to Jade Morris.

Police also found blood evidence in the car that Stokes borrowed from a friend to take Jade Morris Christmas shopping.

Stokes is expected to be officially charged in the Jade Morris case this week.

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