Tragic discovery: Child’s body found near missing 6-year-old’s home
BREMERTON, Wash. (KCPQ) – After four days of searching for a missing girl, authorities say they have discovered the body of a child.
The body was found near the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park, where 6-year-old Jenise Wright was reported missing on Sunday.
Jenise was last seen Saturday night when she went to bed, but her family did not report her missing until Sunday evening.
According to KCPQ, Jenise’s parents said they would allow her to walk through the neighborhood on her own.
They say they thought she was out playing on Sunday morning and became concerned when she didn’t come home on Sunday night.
Child Protective Services pulled the two remaining children, ages 8 and 12, from the Wright home on Monday.
“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 Scott Wilson, with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.
On Thursday, officials announced that a body was discovered near the girl’s neighborhood.
However, they said the body has yet to be identified by the medical examiner.
No arrests have been made.