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Sad turn in search Child’s body found in heavily wooded area near mobile home park



The Bremerton Patriot

EAST BREMERTON — A child’s remains were found the morning of Aug. 7 in a heavily wooded area between Highway 303 and Steele Creek Mobile Home Park. The Kitsap County Coroner was conducting an autopsy to confirm the child’s identity, and time and cause of death, Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy ■ ■ ■ ■

Scott Wilson said at a 12:15 p.m. news conference at Crosswords Neighborhood Church in East Bremerton. “We’re fairly confident it’s her, but we have to go through the


process,” he said, adding that the investigation has shifted from searching for Jenise Paulette Wright, a 6-year-old girl reported missing by her parents on Aug. 3, to finding evidence that might help determine how she died. The girl’s family was notified Aug. 7, Wilson said. Members of the search team looking for Jenise found a body in a heavily wooded area north of the mobile home park, where the girl lived with her parents and siblings. Police sealed off the area


FBI Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya Jr., in tie, speaks with various law enforcement personnel shortly after it was announced that a body was discovered Aug. 7. Kevan Moore / Bremerton Patriot where the body was found. Several agencies, including the FBI, were involved in the search. No arrests have been made, Wilson said.


More details were expected to be released at a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Press time for this edition was 2 p.m. See CHILD, Page A7

Court upholds eviction of Kingston Adventures pending a judge’s ruling. The ruling in the port’s favor follows its request the Brewsters KINGSTON — The that owners of Kingston remove their equipment Adventures must remove from eight storage racks their kayaks from the Port at the watercraft facility. of Kingston’s small water- The port issued a Notice to Terminate craft facility and Tenancy May 22, pay the port’s which stated the attorney fees, a Brewsters had judge ruled Aug. until June 30 to 1. remove equipBeth and Rob ment. Brewster must The port filed pay the port its lawsuit on July $451.36 for rent 2. of eight storage Beth Brewster “The time on racks on the waterthe Notice to craft float for the past two months, accord- Terminate Tenancy has ing to a document from passed since service of the Kitsap County Superior notice, more than seven days have passed since Court. In addition to the rent, service of the Summons the port and its attorney and Complains, and the have requested $7,778.75 Defendants have not vacatfor attorney fees, as well ed and surrendered the as $566.95 for court fees. premises,” according to Those costs, however, the document. were reserved and are


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Derek Kilmer

Marty McClendon

Phil Cook

Paul Andrews

Russ Hauge

Tina Robinson

On to the general election Hauge, Robinson advance in race for Kitsap County prosecuting attorney POULSBO — Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge and criminal defense attorney Tina Robinson were the top vote-getters in the Aug. 5 primary and advance

to the general election in the race for Kitsap County prosecuting attorney. And in Bremerton, residents voted 3,731 to 1,221 to continue for six years a property tax levy of up to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property valuation to support EMS service. According to the Kitsap County Auditor Elections Office website, 154,069 ballots were mailed out and an estimated 49,068 ballots were cast, for a voter turnout of 31.8 per-

cent. As of Aug. 5, an estimated 1,900 ballots remained to be counted, so turnout could change. In updated results on Aug. 5, Hauge had 17,907 votes to Robinson’s 15,269. In Washington’s primary system, the top two votegetters regardless of party advance to the general election. Hauge is a Democrat, Robinson is a Republican. Former Bainbridge Island City Council member Bob Scales, a

Democrat, received 7,438 votes. Independent Bruce Danielson, a lawyer and arbitrator, received 6,685. Republican Phil Cook, a residential mortgage lender, and Democrat Paul Andrews, a data analyst for Kitsap County and former project manager for Pierce County Assessor’s Office, held narrow leads in the race for Kitsap County assessor. On Aug. 5, Cook had 14,465 votes, Andrews See ELECTION, Page A3


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August 08, 2014 edition of the North Kitsap Herald