Celeste Flores Narvaez, left, sister of slain Las Vegas Strip dancer Debora Flores Narvaez, during Jason Griffith's arraignment on felony murder, battery domestic violence and destroying evidence charges, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 in North Las Vegas. Griffith could face the death penalty in the slaying of 31-year-old Flores Narvaez. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
LAS VEGAS — More than 80 friends and family members of a Las Vegas dancer whose body was found dismembered and encased in concrete have gathered to remember her at a church memorial service.
A Catholic Mass was held Thursday for Debora Flores Narvaez, a performer in the “Fantasy” show at the Luxor casino resort.
Her older sister, Celeste Flores Narvaez, says she was envious of Debora, who had left friends and family and a career in finance two years ago to chase the life of a Las Vegas showgirl.
An arrest report alleges the former boyfriend, Jason Griffith, strangled her during an argument. Griffith is a 32-year-old dancer in the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show, “Love,” at The Mirage.
He faces murder, battery domestic violence and destroying evidence charges.
Prosecutors say Griffith cut up and stored the body in containers filled with concrete.