GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police are continuing to ask for the public's help Monday morning for information regarding the whereabouts of a 5-year-old girl missing for nearly a week.
Sgt. Brent Coombs with Glendale Police said investigators worked through the weekend to examine every interview, every tip, and every contact during the search for Jhessye Shockley.
An Amber Alert for Jhessye was canceled Friday morning, but police continue looking for her.
There has been no break in the case that resulted in the cancellation, Coombs said.
The cancellation is a result of standard Amber Alert procedures, since they typically only remain in effect for 8 to 10 hours, he said.
The Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning.
Glendale police moved into the second phase of their search for Jhessye, days after she vanished from her home. Police said their goal "remains focused on Jhessye’s safe return and understanding the circumstances surrounding her disappearance."
Jhessye was reported missing around 5 p.m. Tuesday from an apartment near Glendale and 43rd avenues.
Police took down their command post, and the grid search in her neighborhood ended Thursday.
Glendale police said the big tip that came in Wednesday was that a black female between 25 and 30 years old, about 120 pounds, with black hair in a bun and brown eyes, was seen putting a child in a vehicle. That child reportedly matched Jhessye's description.
Police said the woman was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans rolled up to mid-calf.
The vehicle was a black 1998 to 2000 4-door Chevy Malibu, which drove away from the area eastbound on Glendale Avenue.
Jhessye is a black female, approximately 3-feet-5-inches tall, 55 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Jhessye has long hair that was in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a solid white T-shirt, blue jean shorts, and pink flip flops.
Glendale police are asking for the community’s assistance to locate Jhessye.
If you have any information, you're encouraged to contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-HELP (4357).
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