MISSING CHILD: Police looking for 6-year-old girl last seen Saturday night; other children removed from home
EAST BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help locate a little girl who last seen more than 24 hours ago.
Jenise Paulette Wright, 6, was last seen by family members around 10 p.m. Saturday when she went to bed in the family home in a mobile home park in 1400 block of NE Steele Creek Drive in East Bremerton.
According to her family, Jenise has left the home on previous occasions, and stayed with friends. However, she normally checks-in every few hours. The family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from Jenise around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Family members called police, and search and rescue units, as well as K-9 teams, were not able to locate Jenise.
Jenise is described as mixed-race Caucasian and Native American/ Filipino. She is 3-feet tall, 45 pounds and has a medium build. She has brown eyes and black hair.
Jenise is one of seven children.
Police are investigating possible sightings of the girl in the mobile home park between 2 and 4 p.m. She has been entered into the FBI National Crime Information Center as a missing juvenile.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson said they do not expect foul play, another girl was also sleeping in the room with Jenise, and she was fine. Two other chidlren in the home, an 8-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, were removed from the home by Child Protective Services, Kitsap County deputies said, as they felt conditions in the home jeopardized the safety of the children.
The parents have been cooperative, and are not in police custody.
Anyone with information on Jenise is encouraged to call 911 or 360-308-5400.