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Memorial for Jhessye Shockley to be removed

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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 7:48 am

GLENDALE — A public memorial of stuffed animals and candles that grew in the past year for a missing 5-year-old Glendale girl will be removed.

City spokeswoman Julie Frisoni tells KTVK-TV (http://bit.ly/RMdMDp) the contents of the tribute to Jhessye Shockley will be taken down at the end of the month.

Frisoni says authorities are concerned about the blight created at the intersection of 45th Avenue and Glendale. She says Jhessye's family has been notified and they are discussing what to do with the items.

Jerice Hunter, the girl's mother, has been charged with her murder even though Jhessye's body has never been found.

Hunter, who had served time in a California prison for abusing her older children, is the one who first reported her missing.

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