Mother of missing Shockley girl released from jail

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Jerice Hunter has been released from the Maricopa County Jail after the deadline for the county to file charges passed.

Maricopa County Attorney office spokesman Jerry Cobb said Monday that they did not file formal charges against Hunter.

Glendale police spokesman Sgt.  Brent Coombs said investigators are following up on new leads in the disappearance of Hunter's 5-year-old daughter, Jhessye Shockley. The girl was reported missing nearly two months ago.

Coombs said no information about the investigation is available but their focus remains the same, bringing that person or those persons responsible for Jhessye's disappearance to justice. 

Hunter was arrested last week and booked on a felony count of child abuse.

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