Teen suspect in 6-year-old’s death due in court

Forensic evidence analyzed by Washington state crime lab linked teen to murder of 6-year-old

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Paulette Wright. (AP Photo/FBI)
This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Jenise Paulette Wright. (AP Photo/FBI)

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl is due in court Monday.

Authorities still haven’t released the name of the suspect, who was arrested Saturday in the Bremerton-area mobile home park from which Jenise Wright had disappeared a week earlier.

He was booked for investigation of second-degree murder, manslaughter and rape, and was scheduled to make an initial appearance at 3 p.m. in Kitsap County District Court.

Authorities said forensic evidence analyzed by the Washington state crime lab linked him to the crime. Earlier in the week, the sheriff’s office collected DNA cheek swabs from dozens of nearby residents.

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