Teenager Arrested For Rape And Murder Of 6 Year-Old

A teenage boy has been arrested after the death of a six year-old girl.

Jenise Wright was six years old when she was killed

Jenise Wright was six years old when she was killed

The 17 year-old suspect, who has not been named at this time, is being held by police after he was arrested at his home in Bremerton, Washington by sheriff’s deputies and the FBI. He was booked on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and rape.

The teenager lives in Steele Creek Mobile Home Park, the same park as Jenise Wright did before her disappearance; it is also the same park in which her body was found on Thursday in a wooded area next to the park. The body was found by FBI search dogs nearly two weeks after she disappeared from her home on the night on 2nd August. Her parents waited for a day before they notified police of her disappearance because she often wondered around the mobile home park on her own.

The teenager was arrested after the sheriff’s office found DNA evidence on Jenise’s body; they collected DNA cheek swabs from dozens of local residents and based on their comparisons, obtained a warrant for the teenager’s arrest.

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