Detectives scour home of teen murder suspect

Detectives investigating the murder of a Bremerton girl worked into the early morning hours at the suspect s home Sunday, taking evidence, including vehicles.

Three vehicles - a large van and two SUVs - were towed from the mobile home park. Kitsap County sheriff's Detective Earl Smith said the suspect had access to all three.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in the death and sexual assault of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found near the mobile home park she vanished from last weekend.

The boy was arrested Saturday without incident by deputies and FBI agents at his home in the same park.

Neighbors said the FBI had been at the home several times during the week.

Facebook comments on the case, posted earlier in the week, appear to be by the suspect.

KING 5 has learned that the suspected killer knows the family of the victim and he lives just down the block.

The body of Jenise Wright was found just a few hundred feet from the suspect's home.

That s why people in the neighborhood have lived in fear.

Everybody was afraid to have their children out because they felt that there was a murderer in the neighborhood, said Debbie Estensen.

There s something a whole lot more going on because a 17-year-old doesn t just go out and kill a six year old girl, said Daniel Wagner.

Smith said Saturday that the boy would be booked on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and rape in the girl's death.

Jenise was last seen when she went to bed on the night of Aug. 2. 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.

A fundraising page has been set up to help Jenise's family with funeral expenses:


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