FBI Joins Search for 6-Year-Old Reported Missing 1 Day After She Was Last Seen
More than 100 officers from 10 different law enforcement agencies are now involved in the search for Jenise Wright, a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington state home over the weekend.
Investigators - including agents from the FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team - do not know if Wright wandered off or was the victim of an accident, abduction or homicide.
Jenise was last seen at her home near Bremerton Saturday night. Her family reported her missing Sunday night.
Bremerton is on the west side of Puget Sound, across from Seattle.
The parents took FBI lie-detector tests Monday night, but the results have not been disclosed. They are cooperating with the investigation.
The family waited a day before calling for help because they say the girl wandered around the neighborhood on her own in the past. They felt it was relatively safe because the mobile home park is fenced, Wilson said.
After the search began Monday, state child welfare workers removed two other children, an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl, from the home.
In addition to FBI agents from around the country, the sheriff's office was being helped by members of the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children's Task Force and police and firefighters from local departments.
Their job Tuesday was searching all 103 homes and every outbuilding and vehicle in the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park, either with consent or a search warrant.
Investigators sealed off the park, allowing in only residents. They were also talking to transients and registered sex offenders in the neighborhood.
Searchers on the ground have covered the neighborhood and surrounding woods. Teams are waiting for leads.
Watch the clip from Shepard Smith Reporting above.