Report: Missing Ariz. girl's mom disposed suitcase
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
PHOENIX (AP) - A witness says a mother of missing 5-year-old girl disposed of a large, heavy and foul smelling suitcase days before the Glendale child was reported missing.
The Arizona Republic reports that that statement was among new information in 1,400 pages released this week by the Glendale Police Department.
Jerice Hunter, mother of Jhessye Shockley, has been charged with the child's murder. Hunter, who had served time in a California prison for abusing her older children, reported her daughter missing last October. The girl's disappearance triggered a massive effort to locate the girl, but her body was never found.
Interviews with family members and friends show many were concerned about Jhessye before her disappearance.
Hunter's attorney, Scott A. Maasen, did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.