Missing 6-year-old Wash. girl found dead, teen arrested
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Lt. Earl Smith speaks about the arrest of a suspect in the death of a 6-year-old girl. (Source: KOMO/CNN)
BREMERTON, WA (KOMO/CNN) - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the death of a 6-year-old girl who vanished from her home last Saturday.
Her body was found Thursday morning near the mobile home park where she lived.
"A suspect has been identified, and he has been arrested," said Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Lt. Earl Smith. "His name will not be released at this time. This afternoon, the Washington State Patrol crime lab made positive confirmation of a suspect through forensic evidence that has been collected."
Sheriff's officials say the suspect is being booked in a juvenile detention center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
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