Jhessye Shockley update: Missing girl's family wants custody of grandkids while mom sits in jail

PHOENIX - There's a new twist in the case of Jhessye Shockley.

The missing girl's grandmother is in the Valley trying to get her other three grandkids back from Child Protective Services.

Shirley Johnson came in from California Tuesday armed with documents and pictures that she hopes will outline her case to get the kids back to her home and people who love them. 

"I believe they are being neglected in CPS and they would be better back with me and the support system of their family," said Johnson.

Since Jhessye Shockley first disappeared more than a year ago, her brothers and sisters have been in foster care. Shirley Johnson says she is no longer allowed to see her grandkids, talk to them or even write them. "They don't even know that anyone out there cares about them."

Johnson is planning to speak at a County Supervisors meeting Wednesday morning trying to convince them to let her see the children or maybe take them home. 

She also plans to have a rally from the State Capitol to CPS headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

Print this article Back to Top