Cops Seek Eight-Year-Old Girl Missing From a D.C. Homeless Shelter

Police in Washington, D.C. are currently searching for an eight-year-old girl who went missing earlier this month from a local homeless shelter, formerly D.C. General Hospital. Authorities believe she might be with a janitor from the homeless shelter, who's also the prime suspect in his wife's recent death. »3/27/14 4:50pm3/27/14 4:50pm

Police Believe Missing Girl Jhessye Shockley Was Killed & Left In A Landfill

It became apparent that the story of Jhessye Shockley, the 5-year-old Arizona girl who's been missing for more than two months, wasn't going to end well when police said last month that her mother lied about her disappearance and they don't expect to find her alive. Today authorities released more information about… »12/22/11 1:05am12/22/11 1:05am

New Report Says Jhessye Shockley Was Kept In A Closet, Siblings Told To Lie About Her Disappearance

Yesterday new details emerged about missing 5-year-old Arizona girl Jhessye Shockley, who police now believe is dead. Police still won't say exactly what information convinced them that her mother, Jerice Hunter, was involved in her death, but it seems likely that an interview with Jhessye's 13-year-old sister was a… »11/23/11 10:30am11/23/11 10:30am

Police Believe Missing Girl Is Dead, Arrest Mother For Child Abuse

Recently in two widely-reported missing children stories, both sets of parents complained that the police were treating them like suspects, not victims. Now it turns out that at least one girl's mother was right, and tragically, it seems there's little chance that the case will end with the girl's safe return. »11/22/11 11:00am11/22/11 11:00am

Is Racism Behind The Underreporting Of A Missing Black Girl?

It's often said that crimes involving white children get far more media attention than those involving minority kids (or adults, for that matter). Usually it's hard to come up with specific examples of the differences in how these cases are handled (possibly because minority victims rarely become household names), but… »10/27/11 11:00am10/27/11 11:00am

Baby Lisa Lands People Cover; Other Missing Kid (Who Happens To Be Black) Ignored

Shirley Johnson went to the state capitol in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday, wearing a purple T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Grandma won't stop!" Her granddaughter, Jahessye (JES'-ee) Shockley, has been missing since October 11, but Johnson feels the case has not received enough attention.
"The Glendale Police… »10/21/11 6:45pm10/21/11 6:45pm

Police: 'Caylee's Law' Will Only Hurt Missing Kids

Following the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony, more than a million people signed a Change.org petition to create a law that would, make it a felony for a parent to not notify law enforcement that their child is missing within 24 hours. Several states have proposed such legislation in the wake of the Casey Anthony… »10/04/11 9:50am10/04/11 9:50am