Amber Alert Issued For Missing 5-Year-Old Jahessye Shockley
The Glendale Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for a 5-year-old girl who was last seen at an apartment complex near 6800 North 45th Avenue.
According to the Glendale P.D., the girl, Jahessye Shockley, wandered away from siblings a little before 5 p.m. yesterday and hasn't been seen since. Her mother returned home to the apartment and immediately called police when she noticed the 5-year-old was missing.
Initially, police said there were "no suspicious circumstances surrounding the child's disappearance." However, authorities got a tip that a 25 to 35-year-old African-American woman driving a 1998-2000 Chevrolet Malibu was seen in the area with a child fitting the description of Shockley.
According to the tipster, the woman was seen putting the child in the vehicle.
Shockley's described as a black female, approximately 3-foot-5, 55 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She has long hair that was in a ponytail at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen wearing a solid white T-shirt, blue jean shorts, and pink flip flops.
Authorities have deployed the Arizona Child Abduction Response Team, which includes the FBI, Chandler Police Department, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, to help in the search for Shockley.
Additionally, authorities have checked with the girl's school classmates, paid a visit to known sex offenders in the area, and used police K-9 and bloodhounds to try and track down Shockley.
Authorities continue to search for the girl, but need the public's help in finding Shockley.
Anyone with information about Shockley's disappearance should call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.
Check back for updates.
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