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Josy Butler's Family Searching For Answers

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LAS VEGAS -- The family of 28-year-old Josy Butler is pleading for anyone with information about her death to come forward.

Faced with the reality of an awful tragedy, Josy Butler's family is determined to get answers.

Josy's oldest brother Eric Newman said there aren't many details about the events leading up to his sister's death. The family said Josy told a friend she was meeting someone at Longhorn Casino and never returned home.

"That's when we knew something was wrong, when she wasn't calling her daughter when she didn't come back," said Newman.

Last week, Josy's body was discovered in a dumpster behind a business near Las Vegas Boulevard and Craig Road. Police, who are waiting for an autopsy report, have released little information about the case.

While the family waits for official word, they are proactively searching and posting flyers.

Josy's father, Ray Butler, said the family has received great support from the community.

"There are a lot of people that my daughter knew and interacted with and someone has to know, has to have some clue about what happened to her," said Butler.

"Please come forward, call the hotline. You don't even have to say your name. Just let us know something, anything at all," said Eric.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers at (702)385-5555 or go to

A fund has been set up to help the family pay for Butler's burial. Donations are being accepted at any Bank of America branch, just ask for the bank manager and request the donation be deposited into the Josy Butler Memorial Fund.

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