At the end of June, Arizona Police ended the search for Jhessye Shockley in the Butterfield landfill in Arizona. After $750,000 and 9,500 tons of trash worth of searching, police do not feel they missed her, but they may have pinpointed the wrong area!? Assistant Police Chief Rick St. John says they have ‘irrefutable evidence’ that she is there’, but there are 691 acres of trash in the landfill!
Police believe they have enough evidence to arrest Jerice Hunter, who by the way is PREGNANT again. Anyone surprised? [hello Arizona, you need to get her fixed] Hunter was arrested last year on 21 November 2011 for child abuse, abuse directly related to the disappearance of Jhessye. According to the report, police had interview the other children of Hunter, after they were removed from the apartment by CPS and put in foster care. The report noted that Jhessye was reported missing on 11 September 2011. The children were told by Hunter to clean the leaves up in the rear yard by the patio, Jhessye never went out to help clean up leaves and she was never seen again. Hunter claims that she left the house and locked the door, and when she returned Jhessye was gone.
One child said that when she had come home one day and Jhessye was home with a t-shirt on and sitting with a neighbor boy watching tv. Hunter called Jhessye a ‘ho’ and took her to a bedroom and she heard Jhessye screaming and crying.
It was also said that Hunter kept Jhessye in her bedroom closet and [Jhessye's sibling] would give her food and water to keep her from being dehydrated. She was also seen in the closet asleep with black eyes and cuts on her face. All the children reported seeing either the black eyes or bruises on Jhessye. One child reported to have seen Jhessye with her hair pulled out and looking like a ‘zombie’ and the closet looked like a grave and smelled like dead people. The child also stated that Hunter had put incense in the closet.
A few days BEFORE Hunter reported Jhessye missing, the mother spent a day cleaning the apartment. She even cleaned her shoes with soap and bleach, which she had purchased on 9 October 2011 from Walgreens.
Jhessye’s last day of school was 22 September 2011, according to school records. Hunter had claimed she had ringworm [body bruises?], and then later pink eye [black eyes?] but there is no proof she had either of them, she wasn’t seen by a doctor. Hunter was released from jail on 28 November 2011, stating that they were waiting for results from evidence and would not file child abuse charges at that time.
Hunter who is not new to prison or jail, needs to be arrested already and pay for the crime. She has a history of child abuse, even if she has said: ‘Do I look like someone who would hurt my children‘, sorry to say but actions speak louder than words! Hunter had spent time in prison for cruel and inhuman corporal punishment and injury to a child. Her family members took care of the children when she was in jail, and turned them over to her after she was let loose. Mahogany Hightower, Hunter’s cousin, had made numerous reports to CPS of her suspicions that Jhessye and her older sister were being abused by Hunter. Hightower said that in April 2011 at a family bbq, Jhessye wanted to go home with her, and not back to the house with her mother. Hightower stated that she couldn’t take her now, but could take her later, Jhessye wanted to go now, not later!
Police are still saying that Hunter is the prime suspect, but have not arrested the child abuser as of yet. They are continuing with the Justice for Jhessye!
Here is the search warrant and the items seized [starts page 8] at the mother’s apartment:
Jerice Hunter search warrant and items seized
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