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MISSING GIRL: Search for 6-year-old enters third day

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BREMERTON, Wash. — The search effort for a missing 6-year-old girl near Bremerton has now doubled in size.

Close to 80 people are scouring Janise Wright’s neighborhood and the nearby woods and retention ponds, including members of the FBI.

The girl was last seen Saturday night but her parents didn’t report her missing until late Sunday night. Early Tuesday, no new updates were avialable.

Jenise’s parents said they’re used to allowing her to walk through the neighborhood on her own without supervision.

When she didn’t come home for dinner on Sunday, that’s when police were notified.

“My head’s just swimming, I don’t know what to think,” said Jenise’s father, Jim Wright. “She went to bed (Saturday night), she was asleep. Wake up, (and think) she’s probably out running and playing.”

The little girl was allowed to roam the Steele Creek neighborhood all by herself.

“She had pretty much (been) allowed to go at will, roaming around the neighborhood,” said Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson.

As dozens of searchers scoured the neighborhood for Janise, Child Protective Services pulled the two remaining children, ages 8 and 12, from the Wright home.

“Sheriff detectives developed enough probable cause that they felt that it would warrant the safety of the children to be removed from the house at this time but I can’t go into details for why,” said Wilson.

Search and rescue teams from across Western Washington are now part of the search, including Seattle, Tacoma and Bremerton police.

So far Jenise’s parents are not part of a criminal investigation but police say everything is on the table.

“That will be determined by detectives,” said Wilson. “They’re going to sort through that. Our focus right now from a patrol and search and rescue standpoint is to find that little child.”

Now the FBI is a part of the investigation, plus officers from the child abduction response team.

So far, police are saying this disappearance is not an abduction. Wilson said it’s being handled as a missing person case with suspicious circumstances, mainly because she’s been gone so long without a sighting.

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said another department’s investigators asked the girl’s father to take a lie detector test and he agreed.

Jenice is described as being about 3 feet tall and 45 pounds with dark hair. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Neighbors are still upset that she hasn’t come home yet.

Debbie Peckman said, “She didn’t really leave the park I always saw her in the park. She would go down to the little park down there. She pretty much knew everyone. She was very outgoing. Not shy at all.”

 

 

14 comments

  • Joe

    I hope that crack smoking carbonie white female throat slashing Travon Martin look alike street wise criminal didn’t kill her and dump her in the bushes.

    • Ralph

      Joe is the President of the George Zimmerman fan club and leader of the white supremacist movement in the NW. He’s not a good neighbor.

  • Voice of reason

    I won’t even let my 10 year old walk to the neighbors house without an adult with him, 6 is way to young to be allowed to roam freely.

  • Toni

    SOMEONE PLEASE CALL THE COPS AND TELL THEM TO DRAG THE MOM IN , I’VE KNOWN THE FAMILY FOR A LONG TIME THE MOTHER BEFORE HAS ALLOWED THE FATHER AND LET THE FATHER GET AWAY WITH EVAN MISS TREATING HER, HEUSE TO CHECK OUT THE STEP DAUGHTER CORAL ALL THE TIME, SHES TOLD PEOPLE HER SELF I’VE KNOWN THIS FAMILY FOR SO LONG,THE MOTHERWASN’T EVAN CONCERNED SHE WAS MISSING SHE WAS ONFB AN HOUR BEFORE,, THE FATHER DIDN’T EVAN WANN CALL THE COPS PEOPLE FORCED HIM, AND RIGHT NOW EVERYONE IS POSTING R.I.P LIKE THIS GIRL WAS ALREADY FOUND AND SHE WASNT! THE MOMS LIKING ALL OF IT LIKE SHE KNOWS THE DAUGHTERS DEAD LOCK HER UP SHE KNOWS SOMETHING

  • a. avila

    someone, please shut DESRIE up! Race doesn’t matter in this matter…. the point is, there are thousands of “parents” out there that have no idea how to properly raise children, regardless of their race, color, or ethnic background. The fact that you immediately site these parents as examples of typical “white people” only shows that you are probably not capable of raising children correctly yourself.

  • patricia kehoe

    I pray this little girl is found alive, any one that would hurt a child should be punish to the full extent of the law. This country makes it easy for offenders get off to easy. God help our children. To many relatives look away when their is poor behavior in the family unit. They don’t want to take responsibly , makes me sick……..

  • BBW

    Jenise’s murder was not only a heinous crime, but, it was also so very senseless and 100% avoidable. It simply did not have to happen.

    Accept for the fact that this beautiful and precious little soul was entrusted to parents who, apparently, could not have cared less about her saferty and/or well-being.

    All parents have both a legal and a moral responsibility to do everything in their power to ensure that their child/children are well-cared for and safe from harm. Jenise’s parents not only failed miserably in doing this, but, by their own admission, they didn’t even try to watch over her or keep her safe. They simply let this precious little 6 yr. old run free, without any supervision or protection at all. And, from what their neighbors have reported, they have done so for the past 2-3 yrs., since Jenise was only 3-4 yrs. old.

    While her parents may not have been directly involved in her murder, they are, in my opinion, both 100% guilty of extreme neglect and depraved indifference to her safety, which led directly to her death and, therefore, should both be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law for their culpability in her murder.

    If you think this sounds harsh, I can assure you that what little Jenise experienced, at the time of her death, was a much harsher reality.

    Mmay this precious little soul rest in peace.

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