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Search Launched for Jenise Paulette Wright in Washington

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BREMERTON, Wash. — Deputies and volunteers searched Monday for a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her Washington home and wasn't reported missing for a day, while state child welfare workers removed two other children from the residence. Child Protective Services took an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from the home Monday morning, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said. Meanwhile, three dozen searchers were looking for Jenise Paulette Wright, including two tracking canines and a cadaver dog, he said, adding that the Department doesn't suspect an abduction.

Jenise was last seen Saturday night when she went to bed. Her family noticed her missing Sunday morning but didn't become worried and call for help until that night because she had left the home on previous occasions and wandered around the neighborhood. The family felt it was relatively safe because it's a fenced property, Wilson said.

Jenise Paulette Wright
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 night, Aug. 2, at her home in east Bremerton, Wash. Jenise is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has black hair. She'll be a first-grader this coming school year. Kitsap County Sheriff via AP

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— The Associated Press