updated 1/10/2011 4:02:39 PM ET 2011-01-10T21:02:39

The former boyfriend of a missing Las Vegas burlesque dancer told police that he choked her, chopped her into pieces and then covered her naked body with cement, according to an arrest report released Monday.

Jason Griffith, 32, said he killed Deborah Flores-Narvaez, 31, in the heat of the moment after an argument at his home Dec. 12. He was arrested Friday after police found Flores-Narvaez's body in a downtown Las Vegas home.

Griffith was due in court Wednesday to face a murder charge. His lawyer, Patrick McDonald, didn't immediately respond Monday to a message.

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Flores-Narvaez was reported missing Dec. 14 after she didn't show up a rehearsal at the burlesque show "Fantasy" at the Luxor hotel-casino where she had worked for a year. Her roommate and co-worker told police Flores-Narvaez never missing rehearsals or performances without giving notice.

The gruesome details of her alleged murder follow her family's monthlong search for her in Las Vegas.

Flores-Narvaez told friends she was going over to Griffith's house on Dec. 12 to watch "Dexter," a cable show about a serial killer.

She and Griffith were arguing that night at his home when he began to choke her, Griffith's friend, Louis Colombo, told police. Colombo said he left the apartment and returned a fewer hours later to find Griffith shaken up.

Griffith showed Colombo Flores-Narvaez's dead body lying on his floor, according to the arrest report.

He helped Griffith put her into an empty plastic tub and cover her naked body in concrete purchased from a nearby Home Depot, the police report said. They waited until the cement hardened and then rented a truck and two utility dollies from a U-Haul on Dec. 14, police said.

Colombo led police to the body Friday after he was questioned. Investigators found chucks of concrete throughout the home and swaths of dark hair.

Police records showed Florez-Narvaez, a brunette, and Griffith had a rocky past. Flores-Narvaez and Griffith had been dating for about a year when police responded to a domestic violence call involving the couple on Oct. 22.

She told police that she was pregnant with Griffith's child when he stole her iPhone, pushed her down on the ground, kicked her and pulled out her hair. Griffith told police the couple had been in an argument, but denied hitting her.

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