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Several hundred at vigil for slain girl, 6

Suspect In Washington Girl's Death Likely Covered In Mud

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) -- Several hundred people turned out Friday night for a vigil to honor a 6-year-old Washington girl found murdered several days after she disappeared from her Bremerton-area home.

Authorities say an autopsy has confirmed that a body found in the woods near the mobile home park where Jenise Wright lived was that of the little girl who vanished last weekend. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer repeated a promise made earlier in the day when the little girl was formally identified. He said while Jenise is gone, "We can and we will find justice for her."

The Wright family's pastor, Chris Byron, attended the vigil. The Kitsap Sun reports that he says the little girl's mother, Denise Wright, wanted to thank the search and law enforcement personnel who have worked on the case. The girl's father, James Wright, issued a statement through Byron, saying that he hopes "something positive can come from this tragedy."


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Erica August 08 2014 at 4:08 PM

Absolutely heartbreaking. I still find a major problem with the parents waiting a full day before calling the authorities.... Even though she had been known to "wander" (which is ridiculous that anyone would allow a 6 year old to wander), they still should have contacted the police WELL BEFORE the first day passed. May this little girl rest in peace...

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cnupbj August 08 2014 at 4:09 PM

What the heck is wrong with people...I have an almost six year old nephew who is very outgoing and talks to everyone, and I can assure you if he went missing for one second we would be reporting it.

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Bunny August 08 2014 at 4:25 PM

How can you let a 6 year old be missing, and waiting to call the police??? Glad the other children, were taken away from the parents!!!
Something, is very odd, about these parents...time will tell. May this poor baby girl, Rest In Peace.

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COHO Chaser August 08 2014 at 4:35 PM

Good old state of Washington. Let a child molester go free. Just collect the almighty buck. What a bunch of BS. Rest in peace little one. I pray they catch your killer.

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mennis0852 COHO Chaser August 08 2014 at 5:04 PM

Even if he had been sent to jail he would be out now. We do not lock them up for life. Seems that he was already married or at least she had a child at home 10 years ago for there to be a 12 year old in the trailer now.

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Linda mennis0852 August 09 2014 at 10:19 AM

This would never have happened, if he had been sent to jail or prison. ...he would have been carried out on a guerny. Inmates Hate child molesters.

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roseyoungstewart COHO Chaser August 09 2014 at 3:28 PM

oh? So, are you telling us Washington State allows child molesters to go free? I will google itand find out. Meanwhile, you already know you are so damned ugly the doctor slapped your mother for having you.

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Tom August 08 2014 at 4:44 PM

Whoever it is should get a fair trial followed by a fair hanging.

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Pat August 08 2014 at 4:17 PM

One or both parents are probably responsible. I can't even conceive of not going to police almost immediately .

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XXX123 August 08 2014 at 4:47 PM

Sometimes medieval torture not a bad idea,,,,

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NewKentNana4 August 08 2014 at 4:14 PM

Most mobile homes are not so spread out that others in the home would surely see anyone coming or leaving it. I sure hope they solve it quick. I believe I read she had a sister and a brother. They need to be questioned too.

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bambi4318.barbara NewKentNana4 August 08 2014 at 6:27 PM

CPS took the other 2 kids, I'm sure they were questioned, at least I hope so.

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Sandra bambi4318.barbara August 08 2014 at 9:22 PM

Many times, the CPS staff are so incompetent. They've let so many innocent children down. I wouldn't count on CPS for anything.

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jerimalibu August 08 2014 at 5:57 PM

This stinks. They removed two other Children,.the "Parents" waited 24 hrs before contacting authorities? IF the "Dad" didn't do it,.he knows who did. It seems with her other disappearances,.maybe he lent her out. Death. No B.S 3 meals a day. Anyone who destroys a Child(even if they don't kill them, they've destroyed something) Death.

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Carol jerimalibu August 08 2014 at 6:31 PM

The neighbors said that they had called the protective services numerous times. Lots of people let this little gal down

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c1g2w3 Carol August 09 2014 at 12:58 PM

I know, its a shame they wait to honor her after her death and not before. Hopefully people will look a little deeper when they see a child that seems in trouble and speak up

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julieunruly9 August 08 2014 at 9:08 PM

Not all people who live in a trailer park are bad people. I don't know whether her parents are guility or not but these days no one should let a six year old walk around by themselves at all. I remember as a kid on the air force base walking all up and down my road by mself to go to a freind's house 4 doors down but you can't do that nowadays.

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