Body of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright found in Wooded Area Near Her Mobile Home Park in Bremerton, WA (VIDEO) … RIP (Update: Death Ruled a Homicide)
JUST TRAGIC …
The body of 6 year old missing Jenise Wright was found Thursday in a wooded area near her mobile home park in Bremerton, WA. Although the body found has not been officially ID’d, it is thought to be Jenise Wright. Authorities are considering this a criminal case. Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson said at a late afternoon news briefing, “We suspect that she just did not go off by herself and fall into some bushes and die.” Jenise Wright was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014; however, was not reported missing until about 24 hours later. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the 6 year old’s cause of death. No arrests have been made yet; however, the police said that they’re trying to narrow in on a suspect, and they’re “not ruling out anything.”
The body of Jenise Wright, the 6-year-old East Bremerton girl who has been missing since Sunday, was found in a wooded area near her mobile home park Thursday, authorities said, and that her death isn’t believed to have been accidental.
“This is going to be a criminal investigation, there’s no doubt about that,” Kitsap County sheriff’s deputy Scott Wilson said at a late afternoon news briefing. “We suspect that she just did not go off by herself and fall into some bushes and die.”
“It’s tragic circumstances that bring us here,” Frank Montoya Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle office, said at the same news briefing at Jenise’s Steele Creek Mobile Home Park.
He praised the operators of the FBI’s K-9 teams. “The K-9s were so instrumental in actually locating the body of Jenise today,” Montoya said. “We couldn’t have done it without them.”
News conference on discovery of child’s body
The Sheriff’s Office said the remains appear to be the body of Jenise.
The body is expected to be positively identified Friday by the Kitsay County coroner, who will also determine the cause and manner of death.
Video from Chopper 7 showed several officers gathered at the entrance to a wooded area near the mobile home park. Police cars were seen in a field and investigators dressed in white protective suits were spotted going in and out of the mobile home where Jenise and her family live Thursday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the girl can contact Kitsap County’s Sheriff’s Office at 360-308-5400 or the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-225-5324.