Keeping Jhessye Shockley's memory alive

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by Ryan O'Donnell

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azfamily.com

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 9 at 5:40 PM

PHOENIX -- A couple of ladies are on a mission.

“We're out just passing out fliers,” said Londi Ford.
 
And they’re doing so by pounding the hot desert pavement.
 
“We're just trying to generate some new interest and hopefully spark somebody to step forward and let them know that this is an absolutely beautiful girl who never deserved what happened to her,” said Ford.
 
But that's the problem, nobody knows what happened to Jhessye Shockley, the little 5-year-old Glendale girl who vanished last October.
 
“I have a granddaughter Jhessye's age and when I first heard it just broke my heart,” said Ford.
 
For the past few months, law enforcement has been searching the Butterfield landfill. They're close to being done, but still no Shockley.
 
“We're just keeping hope and faith that in the last few weeks that they'll find something and if not that Jhessye will at least get justice,” said Shannon Box.
 
Justice is something police are not any closer to. Jhessye's mom, Jerice Hunter, has been the focus of this investigation, but has never been named a suspect.
 
“We want her to be remembered, she's a 5-year-old that's out there somewhere,” said Box.

 
 
 

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