Jade Morris, Child Missing After Casino Stabbing, Found Dead

Jade Morris Brenda Stokes

A man walking his dog in the Nevada desert found the body of 10-year-old Jade Morris, who went missing after her babysitter was arrested for slashing a casino dealer last Friday. Jade’s body was found Thursday near an unfinished housing development in the northern portion of the Las Vegas Valley, the Huffington Post reports.

Family members visually identified the girl’s body Thursday afternoon.

“We are heartbroken today. It has been confirmed by family members that the body of … Jade Morris has been found. We pray for her family,” Natalie Wilson told The Huffington Post.

Wilson said the family wasn’t told the cause of death.

A missing persons alert was issued by Las Vegas late Tuesday. Police renewed their pleas for the public’s help on Thursday, after Jade’s family turned to the blogs for help finding her.

Jade was last seen with Brenda Stokes, a family friend who said she was taking the girl Christmas shopping at an outlet mall near downtown Las Vegas about 5 p.m. Friday. Police say Stokes, 50, borrowed a red 2007 Saab from a friend for the shopping trip and later returned the vehicle.

Stokes was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday after slashing a co-worker’s face with 2 razor blades at the Bellagio casino where they both worked. She is being held on $60,000 bail at the Clark County jail.

Surveillance video in the casino showed Stokes attacking blackjack dealer, Joyce Rhone, with a razor blade held in each hand.

Rhone, 44, was transported to a local hospital with deep facial lacerations, including one cut from her ear to the corner of her mouth.

Stokes told police she had not taken her prescription anti-anxiety drug that day, and that she felt like hurting someone. “Sometimes people just snap,” she said.

Family members say Stokes was a friend of the girl’s father, Phillip Morris. The distraught father yelled at Stokes during an initial hearing Wednesday.

“You said you love me? Where’s my baby at?” Morris yelled.

Thanks to loyal reader Terrell for the tip.



 



  • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

    This just made me cry Auntie.

  • prynsexxx

    I read this earlier. So sad. My condolences. I ask that The Almighty covers their family.

  • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

    Just last night I was watching TV with my Children and I just started looking at all of them and thinking to myself…there are really people in this world that does not have their best interest at hand. How can some people be so cruel?

  • Ms.Jackson

    She’s already trying to create an insanity defense!

  • VDot

    :(

  • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

    :cry:

  • Betamax82

    :no: another baby angel has gotten her wings may she rest in peace Lord what did this monster do **deep sigh**

  • luVn_liFe…

    How heartbreaking . .So she’s mentally insane=I see.
    Maybe I read to fast,but when did she have the baby,May god Rest her lil soul :no:

  • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

    :cry: for real tho

  • junecheri

    So sad another senseless murder of a beautiful angel!

  • http://gravatar.com/caramelcutie Caramel Cutie

    Why the h e l l did I just read that?? OMG I feel soo sad :(
    Not a good way to start my Friday

  • Diva

    This is absolutely HEARTBREAKING! Watch who you let around your children. :wave: morning y’all

  • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

    be back when it’s a new post. may this poor angel RIP. i’m so tired of fonting RIP for the babies yall :cry:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Jade was last seen with Brenda Stokes, a family friend who said she was taking the girl Christmas shopping at an outlet mall near downtown Las Vegas about 5 p.m. Friday. Police say Stokes, 50, borrowed a red 2007 Saab from a friend for the shopping trip and later returned the vehicle.
    ~ ~ ~ ~
    Okay went back up To read thoroughly :tea:

  • Milky

    i hope they torure her a** to death. and they need to put her mom in jail too for letting her baby go with this crazy bish!!!

  • Nakeya_j

    This is such a shame. Keesh is right, how can people be so so mean and hateful. smh. RIP little one. smh.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Keesh, tell your children you love them every day.

  • Nakeya_j

    Milky says:

    i hope they torure her a** to death. and they need to put her mom in jail too for letting her baby go with this crazy bish!!!

    yup

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

    I’m surprised Sandra didn’t do a post on the cop that got shot in Clayton County last week. I’m so sick of innocent people being killed for no damn reason. :mad:

    And taking our guns ain’t gone solve chit because then they’ll start slicing and blowing our asses up :cuss:

  • Milky

    :hi:
    luvn
    fay
    diva :kiss: how’s the grandman?
    junecheri
    betamax :hug:
    vdot
    msjackson

  • sfrenney

    People please be careful who you let around your kids. This is serious stuff. So sad. RIP beautiful angel.

  • Ischmoo78

    Im so sick of our babies losing their lives over something stupid…May God give the family the strength needed to get thru these troubling times….

  • Milky

    :hi:
    Sandra
    69
    NAKEYA

  • WorkInProgress

    I cant take these anymore! Every day is another child. Jesus Christ please watch over your children and protect them from the evil that surrounds them.

    :waves: GM Roses

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Lord :sad:

  • AllNYC

    Rest in peace Little Angel. May God wrap his arms around the family to give them support and comfort in this time of extreme sorrow.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    This baby is with the Lord now…

    I :pray: that her family gets so many blessings and friends and family around to help them cope. I pray for their sanity in Jesus Mighty Mighty name. Amen.

  • Betamax82

    Milky :happy: :cold:

  • The Pearl!

    Just heartbreaking…that little girl trusted and probably loved this evil piece of shyt. I don’t want to imagine her utter confusion/fear at being hurt by her. I swear too many crazy things have been happening…shoal seems like end of times and I’m not even a doomsdayer, Jesus help us!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    how’s the grandman?

    Funny

  • ysoserious

    Sad but expected.

  • Nakeya_j

    Morning Roses! Hey Milky

    As hateful as this next sentence will sound…I would of prayed they gave her some type of bail, so I could catch her behind on the street and take her out. smh. SHe had no reason to do this. That is someone’s child who did nothing to you.

  • Miss Mainey

    :hi: everyone. So sad. RIP. Our country has got to face the facts on mental illness. It is real!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I agree with SR, tell em you love them everyday, more than once or twice, and pray with them. Their are evil spirits all around us and everybody doesn’t pray to GOD, some pray for evil, so you gotta stay prayed up and let the devil know this ain’t going to be easy getting over her :no: I hope this reads right :tea:

  • http://www.twitter.com/thegwu Nicola

    This is sad. A news story implied that Stokes felt the blackjack dealer and her boyfriend had an affair. But why attack the woman and the man’s child when it’s him you’re mad at?

    That being said, we really need to do more for people with mental illnesses.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

    YSO. So glad you decide to pop back in and show your face since you decided to leave me hanging on the other site where you and I converse from time to time :rolleyes:

    And say something smart, because the way I’m feeling today :shank:

  • Milky

    I don’t know who wrote this, but I thank God for the person who did.

    Sandy Hook Elementary School

    Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
    When 20 beautiful children stormed through Heaven’s gate.
    Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
    They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
    They were filled with such joy; they didn’t know what to say.
    They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
    “Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
    “This is heaven” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house”.
    When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
    But Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.
    He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
    Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
    And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring
    Those children all flew into the arms of their King.
    And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
    One small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
    And as if He could read all the questions she had
    He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of Mom and Dad.”
    Then He looked down on Earth, at the world far below
    He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
    Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
    “Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
    May this country be delivered from the hands of fools
    “I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools! ”
    Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
    “Come now my children let me show you around. ”
    Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
    All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
    And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
    “In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

    Milky

    I’m not speaking to you with that baby looking like his mouf like Gucci Mane. I bet his breaf be stank as fcuk in the morning :no:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    This is senseless! I mean what do we asa nation do, lock up all mentally unstable people? :shrug: We can’t afford to do that though… How can we physically make someone take their meds.
    ——
    OAN: I can’t STAND these bishes out here getting a “crazy” check for children, when there’s NOTHING WRONG. That just sets them up with a life of dependency (for both child and adult) IMB.

    Hell, use that money for the really mental folks…

  • iyonah

    Heartbreaking :cry: :crying: :pray:

    Ugh :(

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I like that Milky! :thumbsup:

    ==============
    Nicola, I hope that’s the case, because that sounds vindictive, and planned, NOT somebody mental who forgot their meds one day. So, if that’s the case–maybe the law will see it as a crime not an insanity plea or whatever…

  • Milky

    @69 :cry:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    “Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
    May this country be delivered from the hands of fools
    “I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools! ”
    Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
    “Come now my children let me show you around. ”
    Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
    All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
    And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
    “In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

    :cosign: :cosign: :cosign:

  • ysoserious

    @69

    Something smart.

  • http://www.things2dotoday.blogspot.com Nola_D

    There’s a special place in hell for people like her… May that beautiful child rest in peace…

    on another note

    ysoserious… love your avi… :buttshake:

  • VDot

    :newpost: Morning Wood WITH the comments ON!

  • Miss Mainey

    @DTTS
    I’m in favor of bringing back in state-run, psychiatric institutions as a start.

  • ysoserious

    @NOLA

    Thanks. Making it a little more pleasant for folks to kiss my ass.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKucUlbrwSU Buttercup

    Whew child! Between this story and the poem Milky posted, I am a ball of water. My heart cannot help but to feel for those who are bereaved, but I must remember that the potential life the victims may have had pales in comparison with resting in eternal peace.

  • OutsidetheBox

    RIP Baby Girl. :(

  • Porshaell86

    Sad Story. I am afraid for our children’s future these days. Lord please give her family peace in this time of grief :newbie:

  • Danielle

    Smh this is so sad.. RIP Jade Morris

  • Fated4Greatness

    SMH. That “some times people just snap” comment rubbed me so wrong. so many people are doing crazy sh!t knowing good and damn well that are 100% sain at the time but claiming they cray to avoid jail. So sad. Prayers to her family.

  • GAGIRL87

    this precious baby is in a better place my prayers are with the family during this time!

  • MsChocoTe

    I knew when they arrested her without the child, she was probably dead. This is a shame, she killed the child before going back up to her job and stabbing the other woman.

  • leoluv3

    My heart, thoughts and prayers are definietly w/ that family. An innocent child lost her life. Sad situation all around.