Monday, October 17, 2011

Police: Missing Ariz. girl most likely kidnapped

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Police: Missing Ariz. girl most likely kidnapped

APBy AMANDA LEE MYERS - Associated Press | AP – 3 hrs ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Police looking for a 5-year-old Arizona girl who has been missing six days said Monday they now believe she was most likely kidnapped, because otherwise they would have found her.

Jahessye (JES'-ee) Shockley was last seen by her three older siblings last Tuesday at her Glendale home while their mother was running an errand. Police believe she left their apartment through the front door but don't know anything about what happened next.

"If it was just her walking away, we would have found her by now," Glendale police Sgt. Brent Coombs told The Associated Press. "Obviously she's not with us. Somebody knows something or somebody has interacted with her and put her in a place, and we just haven't found her yet."

Police have no suspects, evidence or promising leads — nothing that points them definitively to what happened.

Coombs said the girl's mother is not a suspect despite comments she made to reporters.

"They're treating me like that — the interrogations and the way I've been spoken to," Jerice Hunter, Jahessy's mother, said Monday in an interview with the AP. "(They're) very disrespectful."

Coombs said police have treated Hunter no differently than any other mother of a missing child. They conducted an initial interview as well as follow-ups because "people remember things, details, as time goes by."

He said Hunter might believe she's a suspect because "emotions are speaking."

Meanwhile, Jahessye's grandmother told The Arizona Republic on Sunday that Child Protective Services removed Hunter's three other children from her home and put them in foster care.

CPS spokesman Steve Meissner said Monday he couldn't immediately confirm or deny the agency's involvement. He cited an Arizona law that allows for information about children to be released only if there has been a death or near death caused by child abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Coombs declined to comment about the children's whereabouts, saying only that they're in a safe place.

Hunter also declined to speak about her other children but pleaded for Jahessye's safe return.

"I would really appreciate anybody who has any information, anyone who thinks they have seen anything, to contact the police," she said. "If you have my child, please take her to a safe place, a public place where she can be located."

She added: "The family will not be the same until the child is returned, and I will be relentless in my search."

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Kidnapping in Gulfport MS

Police say the female victim had on jogging clothes. She was between 5'6" and 5'8" tall. And she weighed about 130 pounds. Witnesses said she had brown curly hair in a pony tail.

If you have information about this possible kidnapping, please call Gulfport Police at 1-228-868-5959 or call Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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Nelson not the missing woman in a Gulfport kidnapping case

Oct 17, 2011 12:07 PM CDT

Oct 17, 2011 4:51 PM CDT

By Brad Kessie, News Director - bio | email

Authorities at the Gulfport Police Department have just confirmed with WLOX News that Amber Nelson has been found alive and well.  Investigators also say she is not connected to an apparent kidnapping near Teagarden Road earlier today.  

Police continue to look for information that may lead them to what witnesses called a kidnapping.  They have a description of a female jogger who was yanked into a truck at about 9:15 Monday morning.  But, they have no idea who that woman is, who the her alleged abductor is, or where the truck drove off to.

Gulfport police cordoned off a section of 16th Street near Highway 90 to investigate the kidnapping report.  

Police say the female victim had on jogging clothes.  She was between 5'6" and 5'8" tall.  And she weighed about 130 pounds.  Witnesses said she had brown curly hair in a pony tail.

For about five hours, police wondered if the 30-year-old Nelson was the missing woman.  But late Monday afternoon, Nelson was reported to be safe.  And police determined she was not linked to the kidnapping. 

Investigators say they continue to search for clues that may find the alleged kidnapper and his victim.

If you have information about this possible kidnapping, please call Gulfport Police at 1-228-868-5959 or call Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898.


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