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PD: Search nears halfway point for missing girl

PD: Search nears halfway point for missing girl

CREATED Mar 29, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police say the landfill search south of Phoenix for a missing Glendale child is nearing the halfway point. Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coombs says that so far, searchers have combed through over 2,500 tons of trash searching for the body of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley. Searchers plan to scour through 6,000 tons of trash looking for Jhessye.
   
Coombs says detectives have not found any evidence so far that is directly linked to the child.
   
However, Coombs says searchers have recovered pieces of mail that detectives think are from the same area where her body was left as well as dates on documents that match the time that police believe she was placed in a container in Tempe.
   
Coombs says that information tells detectives they're in the right landfill search area.
   
Police believe the girl's body was disposed of days before her mother reported her missing Oct. 11.
   
The landfill search in Mobile began Feb. 6.

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