The unidentified body was found by tourists Thursday about half an hour outside Las Vegas. The proximity and timing fueled speculation that it belonged to Debora "Debbie" Flores-Narvaez.
Flores-Narvaez was last seen leaving her Las Vegas home at about 7 p.m. on December 12.
A few days later, police found Flores-Narvaez’s maroon 1997 Chevrolet Prism abandoned in a parking lot in the northeast section of the city.
According to AOLNews, Narvaez’s roommate called her family after the dancer failed to show up at a Sunday practice and a performance last Monday.
Fox Sports reports that the 31-year-old was born in Puerto Rico, but lived in Baltimore with her family until two years ago when she moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career in dancing. She was a Washington Redskins cheerleader ambassador in 2007 and 2008 and was currently performing in the “Fantasy” show a Luxor Hotel and Casino, according to reports.
Family members say Flores-Narvaez’s cell phone is turned off and that they’ve begun handing out fliers on the Las Vegas strip to help in the search.
The production company for the “Fantasy” show, Anita Mann Productions, released a statement last week:
“Our hearts and prayers are with Debbie’s family through this difficult time. We strongly urge anyone who may have information about her whereabouts to contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, immediately.”