Jahessye Shockley Disappearance Featured on America's Most Wanted; Investigators Remain Optimistic

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Glendale Police Department
Jahessye Shockley's been missing for more than three weeks.
It's been more than three weeks since 5-year-old Jahessye Shockley was reported missing, and her case has finally begun to get the attention of the national media -- the same national media the girl's grandmother claimed was ignoring the case because Shockley is black.

Glendale Sergeant Brent Coombs tells New Times America's Most Wanted featured a segment on Shockley over the weekend. Additionally, information about her disappearance now appears on the AMW website.

Despite the increase in national attention Shockley's case has received, Coombs says police have no new leads that could help find the missing 5-year-old.

Coombs declined to say whether there was any evidence to suggest the Shockley's mother, Jerice Hunter -- who served prison time for child abuse and recently had her three other children taken by state Child Protective Services -- hurt the girl. He would only say that "no suspects have been named."

We spoke with Hunter last week. More on that here.

Coombs says investigators remain optimistic that they'll find Shockley.

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, and hasn't been seen since.

She'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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10 comments
parenting101
parenting101

Maybe it has something to do with the mother is a piece of shit. Black or white. She abused children and should have been forced to get her tubes tied instead of letting her have another kid that she can't afford or treat right. I only hope that maybe she was taken away from her mother by someone who does know how to be a parent and Will love her.

Amber Rose Valenzuela
Amber Rose Valenzuela

There are plenty of missing child cases that we don't hear about, white, black, purple and otherwise. So lets just stop with the race crud.

anonymous
anonymous

I'm a white woman in the Midwest, and I'd heard about this little girl long before the family started complaining that she wasn't getting press because she was black. What a bunch of morons. Start at the mom and work your way outward...that's how you'll find her.

spatter
spatter

It took Jeahessege's grandmother cry for help to get the media attention.  Arizona coverage of this missing girl was outright a slap in the face when the media was there, the Glendale police were there and when the media left so did the Glendale police.  I did not hear an Amber Alert on TV nor did any of my friends who traveled the freeways see any alerts on the overhead message board for this little girl.  I put it on my facebook the second day... IT's SAD and let's call it what it really is.... Jahessege I'm praying that your grandmother’s prayers are answered and you are back home soon.

Sassyt28
Sassyt28

Wow this is sad I'm online everyday and this is the first time I have heard about this missing child!!!!! What has to happen before someone starts looking for her....

MiMi
MiMi

You're missing the part where you look at the cases that get the most attention. You'll see the victims are white and that shows a clear pattern; thus, racism.

MiMi
MiMi

You didn't need to advertise being white. Your denial-laden words made that perfectly clear.

Angel Marie005
Angel Marie005

Yes an amber alert was issued i live down the street from them...b.e.t and nancy grace aired this story b4 grandma started complaining bout media attention and all....the fam is full of lies!!!

icat75
icat75

I'm thinkin' she has to turn white...

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