BREMERTON, Wash. - A body has been found in the search for Jenise Wright, a missing 6-year-old Washington girl, officials announced Thursday.
Investigators say they discovered what appears to be the body of a child in the vicinity of the mobile home park where Jenise lived, but they have not yet identified the remains.
Jenise disappeared from her home at the Steel Creek Mobile Home Park in Bremerton over the weekend. She last seen by her family Saturday night when she went to bed. Her parents reported her missing Sunday night. They reportedly told authorities that the 6-year-old has left the home on previous occasions and that they initially assumed she was somewhere nearby.
On Monday, an 8-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were removed from the couple's home by Child Protective Services.
Court records show Jenise's father, James Wright, was charged more than a decade ago with molesting two girls, ages 8 and 15. He pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court in December 2001 to a misdemeanor assault charge related to the older girl. It was not immediately clear why the molestation charges were dropped.
Authorities have said they were not focusing on James Wright's criminal record in connection with the investigation into Jenise's disappearance. Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson has said Jenise's parents have been cooperating with law enforcement.
No criminal charges have been filed in connection with Jenise's disappearance.