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Police: Body of ‘Fantasy’ dancer found, ex-boyfriend booked on murder charge

Dancer, missing since Dec. 12, found Friday in downtown Las Vegas

Updated Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 | 9:17 p.m.

Arrest in dancer's death

KSNV coverage of arrest in death of Luxor dancer Deborah Flores-Narvaez, Jan. 8, 2011.

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Debora Flores Narvaez

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Jason Griffith

Jason Griffith

The body of Deborah Flores-Narvaez was found in downtown Las Vegas and the dancer’s ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged with murder, Metro Police said Saturday.

Police Lt. Lew Roberts said Metro received a tip Friday morning that led to the discovery of the body downtown, but he refused to identify the exact location or condition of the body.

Roberts said the discovery gave police enough probable cause to arrest Jason Griffith, 32, late Friday on the Strip. Griffith was arrested without incident, Roberts said, but police wouldn’t say the exact location of the arrest.

Police have released little information about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

“It’s a very complicated case. This was a very high-profile case,” Roberts said. “We made an arrest on a suspect, and in the interest of providing a good prosecution we can’t go any deeper.”

The exact cause and manner of Flores-Narvaez’s death will be released by the Clark County Coroners Office after an autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday, Roberts said.

Jail records show that Griffith was booked Saturday on a charge of murder and is being held without bail.

Roberts said additional charges may be filed against Griffith. He also said it was possible there could be other arrests in the case.

Flores-Narvaez, a part-time dancer in Luxor's "Fantasy" show and a two-year resident of Las Vegas, was last seen the evening of Dec. 12 leaving her apartment near Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue.

Police previously said she apparently stopped briefly at Griffith’s residence after leaving her apartment.

Flores-Narvaez's roommate filed a missing persons report Dec. 14 when she failed to show up for a late-night dance practice and then a show.

Police found Flores-Narvaez’s car Dec. 16 in northeast Las Vegas.

In late December, police said Griffith was cooperating with the investigation but was not a suspect at the time.

An earlier arrest report said that he had allegedly been abusive in his relationship with Flores-Narvaez.

According to that report, Griffith was arrested in late October and charged with coercion after he allegedly stole Flores-Narvaez's iPhone, pushed her down on the ground, kicked her and pulled her hair.

The report also said Flores-Narvaez was pregnant with Griffith’s child, but police have not confirmed if she was pregnant.

Her mother, Elise Narvaez, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month that she received a text message from her daughter Dec. 1 saying, "In case there is ever an emergency with me, contact Blu Griffith in Vegas. My ex-boyfriend. Not my best friend."

Her mother told the newspaper that she asked her daughter what it meant and she responded, "Nevermind, mommy. Just keep it for your records."

Flores-Narvaez, originally from Puerto Rico, previously worked for the Washington Redskin Cheerleader Ambassadors in 2007 and 2008. According to her MySpace biography, she earned a law degree and has a bachelor's degree in international business but decided to pursue her passion for dancing.

Her sister, Celeste Flores-Narvaez, spent a couple weeks in Las Vegas helping to search for Flores-Narvaez, but recently returned to Atlanta.

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  1. It comes as no surprise. For the benefit of this girl's family, I hope he reveals the location of the body.

  2. Murphy and Tabish were charged with murder, what happen to that? The Nigerian guy was charge with killing his son, what happened to that? Just because Metro or the DA days something or charges something I don't care... the "lights and siren were on"..."the emergency equipment was on"...

    I'll reserve judgement on this, but not on the Congresswoman's shooting...but of course I am not a juror

  3. Ok mred we get it, presumption of innocence, let's see what's revealed at the press conference.

  4. As a survivor of domestic violence, and currently still getting therapy thru Safe Nest - I highly recommend the book, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the minds of angry and controlling men" If you haven't walked a mile in the shoes of another, you do not have any right to judge the decisions or behaviours of others. I wish that violence against women would end, but realistically, it will never end. At least I was able to leave my abuser to save my life - physically, emotionally and psychologically. My soul still needs time to heal. God Speed to the families of both parties. Healing begins with forgiving. Forgiving the mistakes of the past and somehow finding a way to forgive the transgressions of others. It's hard, but not impossible.

  5. girlygirl, I'm glad you got away from them. These guys are real charmers and the girl is often hooked before she finds out the truth about him. You were wise to follow your dad's advise.

    I waited on this guy so we wouldn't do another Richard Jewell, but if you read this dude's twitter, he had hatred for a number of women and was ALWAYS in conflict with them.

    As sad as this is, I hope Debbie's family can find some kind of closure, peace and rest of this. I'm praying for them. If this is true, then Debbie spoke from the grave with the message to her mother on the cell phone about him.

  6. For girlygirl: Judging from your father's advice to you, he is indeed a very wise man.

  7. People need to realize that due to updates, people's comments do not always match the article. Check the comment post time to the article update times.

    Also note, the time stamp of the Las Vegas Sun's originally posted articles are usually wrong.

    That's why we all need compassion for one another rather than quick insults.

    Erwin Winkler posted BEFORE the article was updated and then stated the body was found. My first comment was posted BEFORE the article was updated again and mentioned the text message to Debbie's mother.

    Atlanta, you are so correct with the misprint or typo of a single letter or two can mean something completely different. Not and no, or consider "note", "not" and "no" all can mean something different.

    I pray for the family. Unfortunately now they must suffer the long drawn out trial and appeal process. Their lives will never be the same again, no matter what the verdict and for them I feel so sorry.

    What a tragic waste of a beautiful human being because of an evil one. This has become all too common and it is devastating to our society.

  8. What a horrible end to what probably started off as a beautiful love story. I suppose the moral of this story would be to avoid those who cannot control their emotions.

  9. I would just bet that the next time 'Blue' makes a video that will be a sequel to his 'Sex Games",that he will not have a beautiful woman like his victim holding him tightly from the rear, facing the camera. Oh, he will have someone holding him tightly from the rear, but his 'Sex Games' video#2 partner will most likely be twice his size and won't have to worry about this woman-beater hurting him. after all, Blue like as not will be the biyotch in the relationship.

  10. What future did she see in a piece of trash like that?

  11. Dancer Deborah Flores-Narvaez's body was dismembered and packed into at least two cement-filled tubs and left by Blu in a downtown Las Vegas home.

  12. Kudos to Metro for their solid work in solvng this case. I'm sure the Metro bashers will somehow find fault with the department regardless. Now it's up to the D.A.s office not to flub it up in the trial.

  13. It appears that we have another one stepping up for the death penalty here in Nevada.

    Hopefully the DA will follow through, no deals, no plea bargains.

    Give the man what he has asked for by his own actions.

  14. With all do respect for the victim and her family.....however she had several restraining orders against her by men, isn't that unusual??

    "...we were doing drugs and she overdosed"....or "rough sex"...blah blah...or we had an argument,,,and she came at me... I panicked...someone said to get rid of the body...blah blah.."

    They might be lucky to get Second Degree Murder out of this, or manslaughter.

    Metro is smart (hey, I said something nice about Metro) to keep their mouths shut and the details secret till they investigate everything. I think this case will have many layers as they imply.

  15. Also, why do the women go back to the creepy men? money? In this case the woman had a career and money and the man didn't?

    Why didn't the dance company post a reward? Did they know something.

  16. Thank you Cliff Harrison and brickbraker for watching my back and coming to my defense. Indeed, my initial post was made BEFORE the article was updated to include the news that the body of Ms. Flores-Narvaez had been found. Dingus (appropriate moniker), rest assured that I am of sound mind (most of the time), medication free and can read.

    Initially, before it was revealed that the body was found, I thought that the arrest might have been made based on Blu's confession and he might clam up as to the body's wherabouts thereby putting this young woman's family through some additional suffering.

    I was also cognizant of the 'Corpus Delecti' rule in Nevada which requires to prove murder you must establish beyond a reasonable doubt (1) the fact of death and (2) death occurred by the criminal agency of another. This can be based on direct or circumstantial evidence. Obviously, if you have a body, this is much easier to do.

    Many of us, myself included, who post on here regularly, believed that Blu was most likely responsible for Ms. Flores-Narvaez's disappearance (and now death) and said so publicly. Of course we were immediately chided and attacked for jumping to conclusions, engaging in mob mentality, etc.

    Mr. Griffith has a right to the presumption of innocence in the court of law, not the court of public opinion. In fact, should his case go to trial jurors will be instructed that he is to be presumed innocent. They will be questioned extensively during the voir dire process concerning pre trial publicity and any opinions they may have developed concerning this case, etc. That is as it should be.

  17. Unfortunately some girls think the sex and charm outweigh the abusive, bullying behavior. Deborah probably had low self esteem after she started dating this piece of human garbage. She was so attracted to him she could not see it from everybody's point of view what he was and that is a violent thug criminal. Until she died, she probably kept saying to herself he was a great guy who just going through a hard time when in fact he was the just a lowlife gagnbanger who mooched off of her.

  18. I sure would like to know what the rest of his family looks like.

    Yukyuk

  19. It is truely impossible to know the motivations of others...as much as it is impossible to truely know another human being, especially if they want to hide something of themselves and some even hide things from themselves. The soul can hide deep dark secrets. She was "allegedly" pregnant with his child...who knows why she did what she did, or why he did what he did ? We may never know. She can't say, but her soul may just come back and tell....if you believe in that sort of thing. You never know, really. I sincerely hope each family involved can find a way thru this horrible tragedy, and find some way to heal.