Arrest Made in Death of 6-Year-Old

8-9 jeniseBREMERTON, Wa. — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 6-year-old girl in Washington state.

Jenise Wright vanished from her home in Bremerton last Saturday. Her body was found Thursday morning near the mobile home park where she lived.

“A suspect has been identified, and he has been arrested. The suspect is a 17-year-old male.  His name will not be released at this time. This afternoon, the Washington State Patrol crime lab made positive confirmation of a suspect through forensic evidence that has been collected,” says Lieutenant Earl Smith. 

Sheriff’s officials say the suspect is being booked in a juvenile detention center on charges of second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and first degree child rape.

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