The search for missing Arizona girl Jhessye Shockley is nearing its end, according to a disappointing report. It's lasted over 18 weeks, but it should really go on for as long as it takes to find the missing child. She was reported missing by her mother Jerice Hunter on October 11, 2011 and since then this case has twisted and turned into a circus of horror. It's now believed, quite strongly, by detectives that Hunter not only abused her little girl but she disposed of her in a dumpster which led to the Mobile, Arizona landfill. In the searches for this girl in the landfill, they have uncovered several pieces of mail that indicate they are on the right track. So why the bad news?
Even though the search for Jhessye Shockley is expected to end this month, volunteers are doing their best to keep her memory alive. Londi Ford and others are passing around fliers of the missing five-year-old girl in hopes of keeping levels of awareness high in the Glendale area. Nonetheless, this isn't helping the investigation as much as it is keeping the public interested in the little girlÂ—so it's still a good thing. So where is Jerice Hunter now that this case is six months old?
Tomorrow is the sixth month anniversary of the disappearance of this little girl and so far the general universal opinion of the mother is low. That's possibly because her teenage daughter told detectives that Jerice did in fact torture little Jhessye, kept her locked in a closet and then carried her lifeless body, which looked "like a zombie," and disposed of it. Why would a teenage girl lie about something like that when her mother is already a convicted child torturer from California?
Hopefully the remains of Jhessye are found before this landfill search ends and justice is served. This case has gone on entirely too long and reeks of suspicion much like the disappearances of Lisa Irwin, Ayla Reynolds and Sky MetalwalaÂ—all cases of 2011 that have not been solved.
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