removeMovieClip on object created from createEmptyMovieCLip

From the flash help, it says:

Method; removes a movie clip instance created with the duplicateMovieclip action, or the duplicateMovieClip or attachMovie methods of the MovieClip object.

But i have movieClips created from createEmptyMovieClip();, so i’m assuming removeMovieClip(); won’t work. Is there another way to remove this then?? thanks!