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Police Offer Few Details in Update Missing Dancer Case

LAS VEGAS -- The family of a missing Las Vegas dancer has more questions about her disappearance. The last person to see Debbie Flores-Narvaez was her ex-boyfriend, who is also accused of abusing her two months ago.

Las Vegas police detectives updated the case early Tuesday.

Jason "Blu" Griffith told police Flores-Narvaez came to his apartment and left after a few minutes. Police say he is only a person of interest because he saw Flores-Narvaez the night she disappeared.

This fall, Flores-Narvaez was pregnant with his child, but police don't know if she still was last week. They also said there is no evidence of foul play.

Read the arrest report for Jason "Blu" Griffith

"Every missing person case has a potential to have foul play there. She may have left on her own, however, and we're taking this and treating this very seriously. At this point, we're going to look at every aspect of this investigation as if there was foul play. But at this point, we haven't found any indication of foul play," said Metro Lt. Rob Lundquist.

Griffith has a history of violence. Back in October, he and Flores-Narvaez got into a fight and according to the police report, he took her iPhone, pushed her to the ground, kicked her and pulled her hair. She had bruises on her legs and lost a chunk of hair, but Griffith denied the abuse.

He was arrested and charged with domestic violence and coercion. He did not show up for a court appearance Tuesday and his preliminary hearing on the domestic violence charge is set for April of 2011.

In a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flores-Narvaez's mother, Elise, said she got a text message from Debbie on December 1 saying, "In case there is ever an emergency with my, contact Blu Griffith in Vegas. My ex-boyfriend. Not my best friend."

When she questioned Debbie about the message, she said to "keep it for your records."

Flores-Narvaez's sister, who sat in the courtroom, said the two had a volatile relationship.

"The words vindictive come out of my mouth, but at the same time, that was their relationship. I truly believe innocent until proven guilty," said Celeste Flores-Narvaez.

The Flores-Narvaez family still has very few details about Debbie's disappearance. Last Sunday, she failed to show up for rehearsal for Fantasy, the show she performed in. Then her roommate filed a missing persons report two days later.

On Thursday, her car and makeup bag were found abandoned near Carey and Lamb, far from where she lived.

Detectives say the car has been processed for fingerprints, but they don't have the results back yet.

Police say Griffith is cooperating with them.

Officers urge anyone with information about Debbie's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.