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Grandfather Wants to Donate Toys Left for Jade Morris

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On Thursday, Jade's grandfather, Phil Tucker, went to the site to collect the items for donation. On Thursday, Jade's grandfather, Phil Tucker, went to the site to collect the items for donation.

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- It's been nearly one month since the body of 10-year-old Jade Morris was discovered dumped in an undeveloped housing track near the 215 and N. Fifth Street.

For weeks, people have left toys in the cul-de-sac, where her body was found, as a memorial to Jade. On Thursday, Jade's grandfather, Phil Tucker, went to the site to collect the items. He is hoping the toys can bring happiness to other children. He plans to donate the items.

After Jade's body was found on Dec. 27, stuffed animals, cards, candles and flowers began appearing at the site. The items filled several large plastic bags. This was Tucker's third time to visit the site. He said he was shocked by the large outpouring of support from the community. He believes all the toys would have made Jade happy.

"It makes me happy to know that people here in the valley thought enough about Jade to bring her something, knowing that she wouldn't be able to play with it," he said.

Tucker said he does plan to keep one toy, a stuffed Curious George. He said that was one of Jade's favorite characters.

Safe Faith United is holding a coat auction to help Jade's family. You can post a bid through Friday online, or in person. The group is auctioning off a black faux fur Dennis Basso coat. All of the proceeds will go to Jade's family. The address is 1850 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104.

 

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