Amber Alert For 5-Year-Old Jahessye Shockley Called Off. Police NOT Searching Landfill

Categories: Missing Person
The Amber Alert for missing Glendale 5-year-old Jahessye Shockley has been called off more than two days after her disappearance, as investigators move into the second phase of their investigation.

Additionally, police are not searching a nearby landfill, as other news outlets have reported (ABC 15, we're looking at you), Glendale Sergeant Brent Coombs tells New Times.

Shockley hasn't been found -- calling off the Amber Alert is standard procedure after 48 hours of a child's disappearance, authorities say. In fact, Coombs says, it's typically called off after 8-10 hours.

Authorities have ended their search of the area surrounding the home where Shockley was last seen without turning up too many leads.

At a press conference yesterday, Coombs told reporters authorities have received a couple dozen tips from as far away as northern Arizona.

One tipster told police that a 25 to 35-year-old African-American woman driving a 1998-2000 Chevrolet Malibu was seen in the area with a child fitting the description of Shockley.

According to the tipster, the woman was seen putting the child in the vehicle.

Glendale Police Department
Jahessye Shockley

Shockley wandered away from siblings -- who were caring for her at her family's apartment at the time -- a little before 5 p.m. Tuesday and hasn't been seen since. Her mother returned home to the apartment and searched for the girl for about 30 minutes before calling police when she realized the 5-year-old was missing.

It was revealed yesterday that Shockley's mother, Jerice Hunter, has a history of child abuse, including reportedly beating her kids with an electric cord.

Police say they've ruled nobody out as a suspect in the girl's disappearance.

Shockley's described as a black female, approximately 3-foot-5, 55 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She has long hair that was in a ponytail at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen wearing a solid white T-shirt, blue jean shorts, and pink flip flops.

Anyone with information about Shockley's disappearance should call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

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  I am praying that she will be found. An adorable little girl,tears fill my eyes as I write I am fully aware of the horrible things that happen to missing children. God please protect this child,she needs you to help her get home safely.


I'm hoping and praying that this Little girl be found and please God let her be safe! I live in Arkansas and my neighbors are talking about it, and we Are keeping are eyes out. Just Rember God is watching out for her, all children are child of god. God bless your family.


Interesting - you link this write up to 15's article and that report says detectives "visited the landfill for a survey" not to search it.. Yet..

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