BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing 6-year-old girl who was last seen Saturday night when she went to bed at the family home in east Bremerton.
Janice Paulette Wright was missing Sunday morning but the family didn't become worried and call for help until Sunday night because she had left the home on previous occasions and wandered around the neighborhood, the sheriff's office said.
The family felt it was relatively safe because it's a fenced property, said Deputy Scot Wilson.
"Yes. It is strange. At this point we don't suspect an abduction from the house," Wilson said. "Right now the focus is on (search and rescue)."
The search began about 1:30 a.m. Monday with deputies and volunteers in and around the Steele Creek Mobile Home Park, where the girl lives with her parents and six siblings. Searchers have used dogs and heat-sensing equipment.
Janice is 3 feet tall, weighs 45 pounds and has black hair. She'll be a first-grader this coming school year.
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