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BREMERTON, Wash. — The body of a child found Thursday near a mobile home park is likely a 6-year-old girl who went missing over the weekend, authorities said.

The body, found before noon PT in a forested area, appears to be Jenise Paulette Wright, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

The girl's parents have been notified, and the body has been turned over to the county coroner for identification.

The body was found near Still Creek mobile home park, where Jenise's family last saw her Saturday night when she went to bed. She was reported missing the next day, launching a search with more than 100 people and 15 agencies, including the FBI.

A combination of information from the community across the Puget Sound from Seattle, a pursuit of the hundreds of leads that have come in and extensive search efforts made the discovery possible, the sheriff's office said.

No arrests have been made, and investigators did not go into detail about whether they believed foul play was involved.

Her parents told investigators that they waited a day before calling for help because Jenise had wandered around the trailer park on her own in the past.

Jenise's parents took FBI lie-detector tests Monday, but the results have not been disclosed. Two different sets of authorities also searched their home twice.

Officers had been going door to door at the mobile home park. They also were pulling surveillance video from nearby businesses and checking in with sex offenders in the county.

Jenise's father, James Wright, was charged with first-degree child molestation in February 2000, accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl following a New Year's Eve celebration, according to court records. The girl told a detective and case worker that Wright inappropriately touched her.

More than a year later, in June 2001, the charges were amended to include third-degree child molestation after a 15-year-old girl who was babysitting the girl on that same New Year's Eve said that Wright touched her breasts and put his hands down her pants, according to court documents.

In December 2001, Wright pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court to a misdemeanor assault charge related to the older girl. It was not immediately clear why the molestation charges were dropped.

A judge in Whatcom County Superior Court sentenced Wright to a year in jail but suspended the jail time provided he followed certain conditions, including paying fees.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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