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Tragic end after 4-day search for missing girl


AP Photo/Seattle Times, Mark Harrison

Investigators work at the home of Jenise Wright in the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park in East Bremerton, Wash., on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Law enforcement officers searching for 6-year-old Jenise Wright said Thursday they found a child’s body in the vicinity of the mobile home park where the girl vanished over the weekend.

Updated Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 | 5:03 p.m.

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This undated photo provided by the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office shows Jenise Paulette Wright. Kitsap County sheriff's deputies are searching for Jenise, 6, who is missing and was last seen Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at her home in East Bremerton, Wash.

SEATTLE — A four-day search for a missing 6-year-old Washington girl ended tragically Thursday, as authorities say they believe they have found the body of Jenise Wright.

Authorities in Kitsap County say it's a criminal investigation, and they're trying to narrow in on a suspect. They said there have been no arrests in the case, and no cause of death was given.

An FBI team using search dogs discovered the body in a forested area near the mobile home park where the girl lived about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Her family has been notified.

Jenise was last seen when she went to bed Saturday night. Her parents waited a day before calling for help because they say the girl had wandered around the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park on her own in the past.

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