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Glendale police plan landfill search for Jhessye Shockley

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GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

Glendale police say they plan to start searching a landfill for the body of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley at the end of this month or early next month.

The 5-year-old was reported missing on Oct. 11.

Glendale police announced on Dec. 21 that they believe Shockley's body was placed in a trash receptacle in Tempe and dumped in a landfill prior to her being reported missing.

"Based on our current assessment, we are preparing for an extensive search operation which could exceed several weeks," Glendale police said in a statement Tuesday.

Investigators say the girl's mother, Jerice Hunter, is the focus of their investigation into her disappearance.

Glendale police tell CBS 5 they are working closely with the County Attorney's Office.

 

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