But Las Vegas, where beautiful go-go dancers are a fixture in nightclubs and casinos, welcomed the striking 5-foot-2 Puerto Rican with big brown eyes and long, dark hair.
She found work dancing at Rain nightclub at the Palms and eventually landed a more-coveted job in Luxor's show, "Fantasy," performing several times a month in the long-running topless production.
Now, three years later, the gruesome homicide case is moving toward trial. The man Debbie was dating accused her of stalking him and obtained a temporary protective order against her — which she violated.
••• Debbie Flores Narvaez moved to Las Vegas with a boyfriend in 2008, lured by dreams of dancing on Las Vegas Boulevard. Debbie lacked formal training despite a stint as a Washington Redskins cheerleader. It was consistent with what some say was her cloying behavior when it came to men.
Mc Gee obtained a restraining order against Debbie in August 2009.
"Flores Narvaez's behavior demonstrates a common plan or scheme that she had with the men she dated: Harass and stalk them — at times being physically violent — in order to place them in fear of their safety, which thereby allowed her to control them and prevent them from completely ending the relationship," Griffith's defense attorneys wrote in a motion. "When Debbie fell for someone, Debbie fell hard," her sister said.
"We strongly urge anyone who may have information about her whereabouts to contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, immediately." Weeks passed."She would give you 120 percent." Debbie, who once studied law in Maryland, set out to achieve her goals, her sister said.That same passion also was her Achilles' heel when it came to relationships.Debbie was identified as the aggressor in at least one incident and as the victim in two other altercations.One episode landed Griffith in handcuffs, arrested on a count of battery domestic violence and coercion.