Jade Morris' family donates teddy bears

CREATED Jan 24, 2013

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It's been nearly a month since the body of 10-year Jade Morris was found in North Las Vegas.  On Thursday, her family began cleaning up the memorial near that site.

Jade's grandfather, Phil Tucker, says he cannot believe how many people have been dropping gifts at the memorial.  "It makes me feel great to know people in the valley thought enough about Jade to bring her something."

He says Jade would have loved seeing all the toys.

"Her main reaction probably would have been since it's drizzling, let's hurry up and get them bagged up so I can get them home and blow dry them all, clean them up, straighten up their bows," he says. "She'd have had a ball out here."

Jade's grandfather is going to donate the toys to a shelter or non-profit agency, so other children will be able to benefit.

"I'm trying to make sure that someone gets enjoyment out of it, someone gets to play with it even if it's not her."