Jerice Hunter, the missing five-year old Jhessye Shockley, was released from jail earlier this week after prosecutors failed to file charges against her within the required time limit.
According to reports, Hunter, 38, was released after police missed the required 48-hour time limit of Hunter’s first court appearance.
Despite her release, police say hunter is still a suspect and charges against her may be filed in the future.
After searching for Jhessye for weeks, the police arrested Ms. Hunter last Monday and held her in $100,000 bail. At a news conference the afternoon of the arrest, Sergeant Coombs said that Ms. Hunter was a suspect in Jhessye’s disappearance and that the police presumed that the child was dead.