Retired Sergeant Theorizes on Child’s Disappearance

Oct. 13, 2011, 9:26 PM MST | GLENDALE, Ariz.

Former Phoenix Police Sgt. Paul Penzone, who also worked for ChildHelp, an organization working with the prevention and treatment of child abuse, is shedding some light on the developments in the missing girl case.

48 ours have gone by, and police have dismantled the command post. That means they are done with the search.

Although they will continue to follow up on and investigate leads, they will not be actively searching.

We asked Penzone, after all this time has gone by, what are the odds of good turnout? And does the fact that her mother previously served time for child abuse play into the investigation?

Thursday, FOX 10 learned Jahessye's mother served prison time in California for child abuse and endangerment. To that, Glendale Police told us: "Our primary goal remains focused on Jahessye's safe return and understanding the circumstances surrounding her disappearance."

Police have said they do not suspect any family members in Jahessye's disappearance.

Press play to hear Penzone's comments.

Description: Jahessye is a black female, 3' 5" tall, 55 pounds, with shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a solid white T-shirt, blue jeans shorts and pink flip flop sandals. Her hair was in a ponytail.

TIPLINE: 623 -930-HELP (4357)


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