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Sister of murder victim Janessa Shannon found after going missing in Manatee County

Posted at 5:34 AM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-19 21:09:37-05

BRADENTON, Fla. — A 12-year-old whose sister was murdered in 2017 has been found safe after being reported missing Monday.

Jalyssa Shannon, 12, was last seen leaving her home on 65th Avenue West in Bradenton on foot around 9 p.m. Sunday. When Jalyssa didn't return home after being gone for several hours, her mother called the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to report her missing.

Jalyssa's sister, 13-year-old Janessa Shannon, went missing in July 2017 but was found murdered a few weeks later.

Janessa's father, Nahshon Shannon, was arrested in October, accused of killing his own daughter. He is facing charges of first-degree felony murder, as well as aggravated child abuse, for the death of Janessa Shannon.


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Jalyssa is 4-foot-11-inches tall, approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She last was seen wearing a black shirt and capri pants.