A five year old girl, Jhessye Shockley, from Arizona, is believed to have been killed and put into a dumpster. Her mother reported her missing about a couple months ago. Her mother, Jerice Hunter, was arrested following the missing child report, but was then released. The police keep saying that she is the "number one focus". They apparently wanted to make sure that double jeopardy did not occur.
Hunter was being held for abusing Jhessye. Jerice's oldest daughter reported all sorts of horrible things about her mother. Horrible things that she did the this poor five year old girl, like how she was kept in a closet. The closet apparently smelled terrible. All the children have been beaten. Also, the oldest daughter has not seen Jhessye since September.
Police found a receipt for food and bleach. Based on this release, it sounds like the police believe this little girl's mother poisoned her, and then disposed of her body.
The mother has denied a lie detector test, but maintains her innocence. Jerice Hunter and the childrens' father, George Shockley, were convicted of child abuse in 2005 in California. Shockley is still in prison; he is also a registered sex offender.
Thankfully the remaining children have been removed from the home. Personally, I think this mother did what the police suspect her of doing. How could anyone do that to a child, let alone their own. If she has nothing to hide, why not take the test?
Missing Arizona Girl Thought to Have Been Killed, Dumped in Trash