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Parents Of Missing Girl Jenise Wright Agree To Polygraph Tests

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Jenise Paulette Wright was last seen August 2, at her home in east Bremerton, Washington. (Photo: Kitsap County Sheriff's Office) | Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

The parents of Jenise Paulette Wright, a 6-year-old Washington state girl who was gone for a day before she was reported missing, agreed to take lie detector tests Monday night.

According to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, the polygraph tests, as well as a consensual search of the family home, were in progress Monday evening.

Police said the polygraph test results would be withheld because they are an investigative tool used by detectives. Polygraph results cannot be used as evidence in court.

The parents say they last saw Wright when she went to bed Saturday night. They noticed her missing the following morning, but did not report her missing until Sunday night, police said.

Questioned by police, the child's parents allegedly said they were initially unconcerned by her absence because she had left home on previous occasions.

Police said Child Protective Services removed two other children, an 8-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, from the family home on Monday morning.

Roughly four dozen searchers spent much of the day Monday searching for Wright. Despite their best efforts, the search teams were unable to locate any sign of the missing child. The searches are expected to resume Tuesday morning.

Jenise Wright is described as 3 feet tall and 45 pounds, with black hair. Anyone with information on her disappearance is asked to contact the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office at (360) 337-7101.

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