Father, mother of girl found dead in Illinois due in court

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Jason Quate

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ A mother and father under investigation after the remains of a child were found in the garage of an abandoned St. Louis-area house are due to make appearances in separate Las Vegas courts.

Jason Quate is due Monday to face felony child abuse charges.

He was in court Friday on charges that he forced his wife into prostitution.

The mother is due for an extradition hearing Monday on an unspecified out-of-state warrant.

No charges have been filed in the child’s death. Police in Illinois believe she was the couple’s daughter and died in 2013, when she was 6. They’re still investigating.

The Associated Press is withholding the mother’s name to avoid identifying the couple’s now-teenage children and because authorities say she’s considered a victim in her husband’s sex trafficking and prostitution case.

She hasn’t been charged with a crime in Las Vegas.

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