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Glendale Arizona: Missing 5 year old Jhessye Shockley

Updated on November 1, 2011
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Each year children are reported missing. There are those who are immediately located and placed back home with their families and others, whose case remains open until the child/children are returned home. Sadly there are also those who are never located or are found murdered every year. How can people be so inhumane? Heartless?

The search continues for 5-year old missing Glendale, Arizona girl Jhessye ( Jesse) Shockley. Jhessye was reported missing on October 11,2011. Last seen by her older siblings while mom went to run an errand, there has not been any sign of her for over a week.

Glendale, Arizona police have not had any breaks in the case, but are diligent about finding 5-year old Jhessye Shockley. Leads have came in, but nothing lucrative at the present time.

Jhessye Shockley is approximately 3-feet-5 inches tall, 55 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

At the time of her disappearance she was last seen near Glendale and 43rd Avenue, wearing a solid-white t-shirt, blue jean shorts and pink flip flops. Her hair was long and placed in a ponytail. Glendale received tips from others in the neighborhood who had stated that a black female, about 120 pounds, between the age of 25-30 with black hair pulled up into a bun and brown eyes, was seen putting a child in black 1998-2000 4-door Chevy Malibu. The witnesses stated that the vehicle was headed East bound on Glendale Avenue. Eyewitnesses also stated that the child matched the description of 5-year old missing girl Jhessye Shockley.

The person currently has not came forward regarding this incident. They are not named as a suspect, but the Glendale Police department would like to talk to this person.

Glendale Police department is asking the public to look out for the little girl because her looks may have changed since her disappearance. She may have shorter hair or her hair could be styled differently.

They are holding a candlelight vigil for Jhessye's safe return. Her grandmother said, " She's out there, somebody's got her." Jhessye's grandmother Shirley Johnson believes she is out there and still alive. Her grandmother remains very hopeful and optimistic that her granddaughter will be returned soon.

There is a $16,000 reward for the safe return of Jhessye and Glendale Police Department is asking for the public's help.

If anyone has seen they are urged to contact the Glendale, Arizona Police Department at 623-930-HELP (4357).

Please if you have seen her or know her whereabouts, I ask that you bring this child home. This family is all over our local news and they are missing her. Jhessye's siblings are heartbroken and have been divided. They are currently with CPS, but only due to a prior incident in the past with their mom. Being placed in CPS has nothing to due with this case. The family is going through so much stress and hardship we ask as a state to just bring her back.

If anyone across the United States has seen a black female approximately 25-30 years old, driving a 1998-2000, 4-door Black Chevrolet Malibu with Arizona license plates. Who has a child that looks like Jhessye Shockley, please notify the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-4357 (HELP). Or if you wish not to be identified, you can call 1-800-WITNESS and leave a tip.

We have to bring this child home safely and only the public can help. For more information regarding Jhessye's disappearance please go to abc15.com for updates.

Please Tweet, Facebook, Digg or do whatever it takes to begin moving this nationally, the longer we wait. The longer it may take to find this adorable 5-year old little girl.

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      She is beautiful. I pray she is returned safe. These abductions must stop. We need stricter punishments for these people. Let us know when she is found.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      This little girl and her family are in my prayers. I am very distraught when children are kidnapped or hurt. Thanks for sharing.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hyphenbird: We do need stricter punishments for those who abduct children. This little girl has been missing over a week. Sadly story wasn't covered as nationally as need be, so I am trying to help the family although I don't know them and never met them. I had seen this on the news and it touched my heart to write about her. I don't understand why people do this. These children are loved and have family.

      If a person wants children, adopt them you do not have to take them from families who care and love them! :( Thank you for your prayers for her and of course if she is found I will let all of you know. :)

      Cardisa: Thank you for praying for her and the family. God placed it on my heart to write, so I did. Pray she is found soon. Thank you for reading. :)

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      "Quill Again" 5 years ago

      Thanks for this AEvans and we will be in prayer for the safe return to the family and the home she belongs.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Amy D. 5 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

      I hope this story eventually has a happy ending. It breaks my heart every day to turn on my TV and see another child who has been hurt. This world is awful.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      "Quill Again" : It is so sad. I felt that I could at least write about it. Maybe someone has seen this precious little girl. Thank you for praying. :)

      holyjeans30: First I love the name! Second it is awful! This world is so heartless, what happened to kindness, love and compassion? If they wanted a child that bad, adopt them. There are 100's of thousands of children waiting for a home. You don't have to take one! :(

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This happened just a couple of miles from where I live. An Amber Alert went out, but no success. Police seem to think she's safe, but abducted. I hope so.

      I wonder why this one is not national news?

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      WillStarr: That is a good question. I don't know why it didn't go national, but I hope that I can get it there. Whoever took her needs to bring her home.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      So sad, but I believe raising awareness can help make a difference. I will share it on F/B.

      Good of you to write about her.

      I hope she is reunited with her loved ones soon. She has such a beautiful smile...

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Lady_E: It is sad and hopefully I can make a difference. It takes individuals to get the word out, especially when a child is missing.

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      Tamarajo 5 years ago

      Glad for you to get the word out for people to be aware and watchful. I am sure she and her family immensely appreciate it. I would. I pray that she may be found safe.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Tamarajo: They need all the prayers they can get, I believe so many of us will feel so much better when they find her. Now I am putting her all over the Internet. Thank you for the prayers for the little girl and her family. We are praying for them to. :)

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      Xenonlit 5 years ago

      Thanks for this story. Prayers are on the way!

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Xenonlit: Thank you! Thank you too for praying! God always seems to answer those. :)

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Hi AEvans! Thanks for keeping this abduction in the forefront for us. I have been reading about this girl and, like many others, am really concerned about her whereabouts.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Dexter Yarbrough: All of us are concerned about her. She is such a beautiful little girl. All of us have been trying to figure out what happened? Grandma feels in her heart, she is safe. You can never give up on something so precious as a child. I pray that whoever has her will have a heart, be compassionate and bring her back to her family. So many prayer and I pray that she goes home soon. How can someone live with themselves, knowing they abducted a child. How sad. :(

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      There is no word I think in the entire world in any language to adequately define any person who kidnaps a child. All I can ever think of is the horror the child must be experiencing, because even if their parents are not the best (not in this case, but others), they are still that child's source of comfort and safety net. I cannot fathom what happens in a child's mind. I saw this on tv for a fraction of a second, and am so glad you wrote this hub. Maybe all our prayers, and the efforts of those putting in physical effort and brainpower will find her unharmed. Children are so very, very precious--I cry worse than w/a Hallmark commercial over these kids! So many!

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Teylina: It is so sad. There are twist and turns going on in this story, that the news has been reporting, but I pray in the end she will be found and brought back home. :)

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a beautiful little girl. How sad for her family. I pry she will be found safe and sound.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      KoffeeKlatchGals: Thank you for praying for her. All of us pray to that she will be brought home safe and sound. It is so sad. One will never understand why anyone would do such a horrible thing.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from USA

      I have been out of touch with the internet and tv for a week now and stumbled upon your hub. This is a terrible thing to have happen. It is tragic that people will stoop to this level. This is the second child that I have heard of just in the last two weeks that has been taken. I will add her and her family to my prayer list. Thank you for sharing this information.

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      Camille Harris 5 years ago from SF Bay Area

      Thank you for publishing this, AE.

      The more eyes we have on this case, the better. May little Jhessye be found safe and sound.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      tlpoague: We recently had a little boy that was missing just this past week, but thank God he was found. I am happy for his family. Little Jhessye is still missing and all of us keep praying. :)

      Camille Harris: So welcome, Camille. We need so many eyes right now, it is sad. She is precious and beautiful, she needs to be found. :)

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      tlpoague: We recently had a little boy that was missing just this past week, but thank God he was found. I am happy for his family. Little Jhessye is still missing and all of us keep praying. :)

      Camille Harris: So welcome, Camille. We need so many eyes right now, it is sad. She is precious and beautiful, she needs to be found. :)

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      tlpoague: We recently had a little boy that was missing just this past week, but thank God he was found. I am happy for his family. Little Jhessye is still missing and all of us keep praying. :)

      Camille Harris: So welcome, Camille. We need so many eyes right now, it is sad. She is precious and beautiful, she needs to be found. :)

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      That is so disgusting to do a thing like that. So heartless. What must the mother and family go through. I don't this happens now so often. Hope she will be alright and comes home soon.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hello, hello: It is disgusting! All of us hope she is found alive, well and comes back home too. It is so sad. She is a baby. :(

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      skye 5 years ago

      Oh Almighty GOD in the name of Jesus please help little jhessey to be found safe and sound. Please hurry Lord God and strenghtn her family and loved ones at this devstating time in their lives. Please keep all our little ones and our children safe and from harms way. Jesus hurry in your Mighty Name return many lost children and very soon.

      Thank you aevans for writing the hub so many can pray. I can not imagine the hearts of the family. I do not want to. I just feel so sad now and I pray she is returned and so very soon. There are many lost or stolen God help to bring them home to the families. Hugs to yoy aevans. In Christ Jesus love you.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      such a cute and precious child. Such a scary thing for a child to go through. I hope she is found, safe, and is able to return to her family.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      skye: Thank you for the open prayer. So much is needed at this time. The mother was pleading to bring her daughter home on television today. It what sad, and it is even harder when another is one the way. It adds undue stress to her unborn child. I am praying she is brought home. Keep praying God will answer prayers.

      homesteadbound: She is adorable! I hope she is found safe too. Many of us will rejoice when she is returned. :)

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      Wow 5 years ago

      This is so sad. Please help if you have any info. God help her please.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Now we learn that the mother has child abuse problems, and is calling the news coverage "racist".

      And the little girl is still missing.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Wow: It is sad. All of us have been praying that they find her and your prayers are needed too.

      WillStarr: My heart says the mom doesn't have anything to do with it at all. There is someone out there who has her. Whatever happened to the Chevrolet Malibu? Where is that woman? I believe the mother is just devastated that her child is missing. Sometimes the media can be quite harsh. :(

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      This is a sad and all too frequent occurrence in our world of today and it plays out on the innocent child. We live in a desperate and dangerous world yet our surroundings lead us to feel and think that we are safe through our sheer familiarity. Yet, strangers lurk and watch...waiting for the chance. We must all be alert and try to guard against such happenings...we owed that to the children. I pray for this little girl. Thanks for making us aware. WB

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Wayne Brown: All of us are shocked that she has not been located. We do live in a desperate and dangerous world, but parents will still let there children roam. That I do not understand. Parents are on high alert in the East part of our Valley because we have another predator lurking after children. It is a shame and one that many of us will not ever understand. Thank you for the prayer.

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      Lea 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting this. I have been reading about this little darling's case and reading comments posted by others. The comments really make me as sad as the little girls disappearance. The only thing those of us who are not close to the case need to do (and this includes baby Lisa as well) is pray that these children are safe and that they be returned home safely.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Lea: It is so sad. Both Jhessye and Lisa are lost. I don't understand why people snatch children, beat children, murder children and the list goes on. They are innocent little people with an entire life ahead of them and it breaks a person's heart when these things happen. I pray everyday that these children come home. Thank you to for your prayers. Prayer is mighty and God knows what happened. Those people will pay for what they have done and you can bet God will be there when it happens.

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      Camy 5 years ago

      I live in Arkansas and hope and pray that this wonderful gift of God, is found safe, and took back to her loved ones;) I'm making sure that my eyes are opened and prayers will be difently be used in my family for her and her family. Just remember everyone she is a child of God. And have hope that she is returned home to her family. May god bless your family at this devasting time. Much love here.

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      jet58 5 years ago

      I heard Nancy Grace talked about this story,kudos to her, but baby Lisa has taken over the national media. Doesn't this missing child deserve the same attention? She is stil missing. She is an innocent victim and need all the attention. I am speaking in the presnet because I am hoping that she is still in this world. My prayer gord out to her prayer.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Camy: We just found out she wasn't safe and they found a large plastic bag with something in it. Mom has been arrested. How sad that someone could hurt their child. All of us reached out for her, but the way the news has put it, something bad has happened. :(

      jet58: Here is the latest on this precious little 5 year old girl. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/315099

      Sad very sad. :(

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      "WillStarr: My heart says the mom doesn't have anything to do with it at all."

      Sometimes, it's better to listen to your gut and ignore your heart. I became suspicious of this woman the first time I saw her, and that was when she was claiming racism. She seemed more concerned with the lack of national publicity than for the safety of her daughter. I had a bad feeling about her right away. I'm deeply saddened to have been right.

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      You aren't alone, Will. I think when we have first reactions of that kind (I did too) in situations like this, it's perhaps because we need an immediate person to blame, and we've seen and heard and know of so many, many "evil" parents (and I mean that word for every single thing a parent or guardian does to a child), it just comes to us. Conditioned maybe by the increasing violence and horror of this world?

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Update:

      Glendale police now tell us that the mother killed her, took her little body to Tempe, placed her in a garbage bag, and tossed her in a dumpster.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      WillStarr: That is horrific! OMG I just don't understand all of these people! Sad so sad.:(

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Sad, horrible, evil--every other disgusting, hateful word in any language would fit this situation. Like you, AE, it's inconceivable to me that people can actually do these things.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Teylina: What is even m ore sad is there are reports that state her own mother murdered her. It doesn't make any sense to any of us either. Many stood by the mother's side and then to find she was dumped into a dumpster and murdered is horrific.

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Not to "get Biblical" on everybody (not my way), but although things like this have happened for centuries, I don't think there's much doubt that the "civilization" in which we now live is "doomed" w/o divine intervention. The dynamics of what I call "personal evil" as in this case and those like it, combined w/those of natural disasters are increasing exponentially--much different than a century ago!

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Teylina: : I agree with you 110%

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      FGunn 5 years ago

      They have been searching the landfill for a few weeks now for her. They will find her body there and her mother will be arrested again. This time they will press charges because they will have a body. The mother had beat her so bad she locked her in a closet so no one could see her. She told the school the child had ringworm. Jhessey's sister told authorities that when her mother was gone she would let Jhessey out of the closet and give her some water. Her sister said she had black eyes and her hair had been pulled out, she looked like a zombie and the closet she was locked in smelled like "death". I will sleep better when this mother is behind bars. At least they did take the other children away again. Hopefully they don't give them back so she can kill another one. My prayers go to the remaining children. May God watch over them and guide them to being happy healthy members of society.

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Fgunn: It is so sad and so wrong! How can anyone including a mother abuse there children so much? How can there be so much hate for a little person? I have been praying they find her body to and very soon. Thank you for your comment and we will keep praying that Jhessye will be found.

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