Expanded search continues for missing girl

Janice Paulette Wright - Contributed photo
Janice Paulette Wright
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The Central Kitsap neighborhood where six-year-old Jenise Wright went missing has been roped off to the public as investigators expand the search for her.

Jenise was last seen by family members Saturday evening in her Steel Creek Mobile Home Park trailer. She was reported missing Sunday evening by her parents and others. On Monday, two of Jenise's siblings, ages 8 and 12, were removed from the home by Child Protective Services.

Jenise's parents also consented to separate lie detector tests Monday and the results have yet to be released,  according to Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Spokesman Scott Wilson. Washington State Patrol's crime scene unit photographed the home and took various items out of the house to be analyzed at the state lab, Wilson said.
Ten different agencies, including representatives from the Missing and Exploited Children Task Force and FBI agents are arriving on site today, according to Wilson.
Wilson said there are 112 investigators on site to help in the search, including making contact with 103 trailers at Steele Creek Mobile Home Park. All homes, out buildings and cars will be searched, Wilson said.
Local authorities are also interviewing local registered sex offenders in the area where Jenise was last seen.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jenise are asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).
Jenise has a medium build, is about 3 feet tall with brown eyes and black hair. She is Caucasian and Native American/Filipino, according to sheriff's reports. It is unknown what clothing she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.



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