On Wednesday, half of the mobile home park where a missing 6-year-old Bremerton girl lives has been searched, while every car coming and going from the park has been subjected to a search. Meanwhile, the parents of the missing girl have taken a lie detector test, but the findings will not be made public, said Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson.
Kitsap County Sheriff Dept. said that Jenise Wright was seen Saturday night, August 2, in her bed at her home at the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park on 1438 Steele Creek Drive in East Bremerton, Wash. at 10 p.m., but not reported missing until Sunday night.
According to her parents, Jenise has gone missing before from her home and was found wandering the neighborhood. The family told police on Sunday they had gone door-to-door looking for her and after not finding her reported her missing to the authorities.
On Tuesday police went door to door and searched the homes and out buildings at the mobile home park, while neighbors could hear Jenise's father searching and calling out her name in the dark last night, reported NBC news.
The case reminds me of another little girl, Charitie Angelique Careins, 7, who went missing on August 5, 1988 from San Diego. Neighbors who talked to the media stated she was often out at night asking to play with their children and seemed to have no curfew, and was frequently seen far away from her home on Betty Avenue walking alone. She was also very independent and talked with everyone, and would walk to Campland at the Bay in Pacific Beach to play. That first week of August in 1988, I remember my father, who was living in the Pacific Beach area at the time told me about this little girl who would come to the neighborhood to play with the neighborhood kids and she would stop and talk with him when he was outside watering. He became worried for her because he kept seeing her walking down the busy Grand Avenue at night, and wanted my opinion on who he should call. It was only days later when we heard that she had gone missing. Charitie's remains were found almost a year later at San Timoteo Canyon in Riverside County.
Authorities stated on Wednesday,that even though court documents revealed James Wright, Jenise's father had been charged with molesting a step daughter in 1999, he is not a suspect, reports Yahoo news. James plead guilty to assault and the molestation charges were dropped. The Washington Child Protective Services have taken an 8 and 12-year-old child from the home on Monday.