Close this search box.

Emily High Found, 22 Year Old Jaret Wright In Custody

In a relieving turn of events, 16-year-old Emily High, who had been missing for several days, has been located unharmed. Pennsylvania State Police announced that Emily High, a resident of Chambersburg, was found safe in Purcellville, Virginia.

Emily High had been reported missing since Tuesday, prompting a large search effort. State police had expressed concerns that High may have been in the company of Jaret John Wright, a 22-year-old individual from Ohio who is a registered sex offender.

Fortunately, law enforcement authorities were successful in locating Emily High, bringing an end to the agonizing ordeal for her family, friends, and concerned community members. The details surrounding her safe recovery have not been disclosed at this time.

The connection between Emily High’s disappearance and Jaret John Wright, the registered sex offender, has raised alarm bells of concern. According to the Ohio database, Wright is classified as a “Tier 1 Sex Offender.” His conviction on June 23, 2022, involved the illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance with a sexual motivation. The victim in the case was a 15-year-old girl who had interacted with him through social media.

Descriptions of Jaret John Wright provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office OffenderWatch sex offender management program indicated he had satanic symbols tattooed on his left hand, and the name “Brynnlee” tattooed on his left wrist.

The swift action taken by law enforcement and the safe recovery of Emily High highlight the importance of ongoing efforts to address the dangers associated with online interactions and protect vulnerable individuals, especially minors, from potential harm. The authorities are likely to continue investigating the circumstances surrounding Emily High’s disappearance and the involvement of Jaret John Wright to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.