Glendale police have been searching for 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley since she was reported missing in October 2011.
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Last updated: 11/13/12 at 12:03 PM
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The mother of missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and child abuse charges
Jerice Hunter, the mother of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley, has been arrested on first-degree murder and child abuse charges in her daughter's death, according to police.
The search of a Phoenix-area landfill for the body of a Glendale girl missing since October is winding down. And Glendale police say there has been "no significant discovery of evidence directly connected" to the 5-year-old's death.
The search for 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley has started at Butterfield Landfill in Mobile.
Police believe Hunter kept Jhessye in the closet and tortured her.
ale police said they believe that 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley's body was placed in a trash receptacle in Tempe and dumped in a landfill prior to her being reported missing Oct. 11.
Authorities said Jerice Hunter was released from the Maricopa County Jail after the deadline for the county to file charges passed.
Investigators held a news conference announcing they had arrested Jhessye Shockley's mother, Jerice Hunter for child abuse.
Glendale police said at a news conference that are still searching for Jhessye but they are doubtful she'll ever reunite with her family.
Jerice Hunter, whose 5-year-old daughter Jhessye Shockley has been missing for more than a month, sat down in her first one-on-one interview since her daughter's disappearance.
Glendale police conclude the first phase of their hunt for 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley.
The booking photos of Jahessye's mom, Jerice Hunter and the child's biological dad, George Shockley, were taken after the pair was arrested in October of 2005 in northern California by Vallejo police on child abuse charges.
Jhessye Shockley was reported missing from her family's home in the Autumn Leaves Apartment complex on Tuesday evening.