Jahessye Shockley, 5, Still Missing -- One Month Later

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Jahessye Shockley was reported missing on October 11.
Today marks one month since 5-year-old Glendale girl Jahessye Shockley was reported missing by her family, and police are no closer to finding her.

Shockley, police say, wandered away from siblings -- who were caring for her at her family's apartment at the time -- a little before 5 p.m. on October 11. She hasn't been seen since.

Since her disappearance, a few things have been revealed. For starters, her family is furious with the media and the Glendale Police Department for how they've handled the girl's disappearance -- Shockley's grandmother even said she thinks the media has ignored the case because it involves "a little black girl."

The most notable bombshell, however, is that the girl's mother, Jerice Hunter, did prison time in California for child abuse. Since Shockley's disappearance, Hunter's other three children have been taken into the custody of Child Protective Services for unknown reasons.

Hunter -- in no uncertain terms -- told New Times last month that she's a good mother, and denied any involvement in her daughter's disappearance.

Glendale police have said they're working on getting Hunter to submit to a polygraph test. As of this writing, the test has not been scheduled.

Meanwhile, Shockley's story's been featured on America's Most Wanted, and police continue to optimistically investigate the 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 find it odd that after approaching Jahessye's disappearance so staunchly, the Grandmother left town so abruptly. She worked tirelessly to organize the marches, news coverage, a trip to our Capitol, a trip to D.C. and I commend her. Then she was gone. Did she learn something about her daughter's involvement? In any case God Bless this little girl, she deserved a better life than what she's had. Her mother deserves mandatory sterilization to say the least.

Kimberleigh Manley Glen-Savino
Kimberleigh Manley Glen-Savino

I think we all know the outcome of this one . . . . . all I can do is pray for the family and except the fact that she is probably resting in the arms of GOD!


Poor baby. May angels watch over her where ever she may be. And may justice be brought to whomever is responsible.


Yup but you are a racist for stating the obvious. Non-racists pretend nothing has happened.

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