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FBI joins search for missing 6-year-old Jenise Wright

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James Wright, from Washington State, told ABC affiliate KOMO he had hoped his 6-year-old daughter was off spending the night somewhere instead of being missing. According to this father, Jenise Wright is independent and tenacious, so he thought she was safe.

Jenise’s family did not think she was missing because Jenise was known to play by herself in the neighborhood. Her parents told police the last time they saw their daughter was Saturday night when they put her to bed. They realized Jenise was not home Sunday morning but waited until that night to report her missing.

Jenise’s parents have taken lie detector tests. However, those results most likely will not be shared with the public, says police.

Authorities and about 80 volunteers, including dog teams, began searching the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park Monday. “State child welfare workers removed two other children, an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl, from the home earlier Monday,” says Fox News.

The FBI, detectives from neighboring police agencies, and the Washington State Patrol are “looking at the entire spectrum of possibilities.” They wonder if the child is injured in an accident or was abducted.

Jenise is 3 feet tall with black hair, and she weighs 45 pounds. Authorities describe her disappearance as a missing person case with “suspicious circumstances,” according to ABC News.

Readers, what do you think happened to this little girl? One of her neighbors insinuated that she was overly friendly and should not have been allowed to roam about so freely. Also, how do you feel about the parents waiting until Sunday night to report Jenise missing?

No matter how safe a neighborhood appears to be, parents have to protect their children. As responsible adults, parents have to continue to set appropriate boundaries for their sons and daughters because danger is always closer than we think.

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