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Glendale police release interviews with Jerice Hunter

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GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -

Glendale police have released video and audio recordings of three separate interviews they had with Jerice Hunter.

Two of those interviews were within the first 24 hours after Hunter reported her 5-year-old daughter, Jhessye Shockley, missing.

Hunter is behind bars charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Jhessye.

Glendale police said they believe Jhessye was killed and her body was put in a Tempe trash bin.

Police searched the Butterfield Landfill in the south Valley for months without coming up with any leads on Jhessye.

On Oct. 11, 2011, around dinnertime, Hunter reported to police that her daughter was missing. The first formal interview with Glendale Detective Shane Leske took place about nine hours after Hunter called police. That interview lasted a little more than an hour and a half.

The next day, a second interview was conducted by Leske. Hunter stuck to the story she originally told police, that she left Jhessye in the care of her three older sisters so she could run an errand. Hunter said when she returned about 30 minutes later, Jhessye was gone and her front door was unlocked.

A third recorded interview was also released Wednesday. That interview showed Hunter in an interview room the morning she was originally arrested on Nov. 21, 2011. A Glendale detective comes into the room and reads Hunter her Miranda Rights. Within a couple of minutes the detective is gone. He got up and left the second Hunter invoked her right to an attorney. The November arrest was for a child abuse charge. That charge was never filed and Hunter was released from jail about a week later.

Hunter has maintained her innocence.

Stay with cbs5az.com for updates on this developing story.

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