Breaking news in the death of Alfred Wright. The Texas father disappeared last November. His remains were found by his family after police called off their search. The local sheriff says there is no sign of foul play, but Wright's family is alleging a murder and cover-up. Deborah Feyerick has the breaking news.
Alfred Wright is the rural Texas father of two who vanished last November. His family found his body nearly three weeks later, two weeks after local authorities gave up searching. The local sheriff told them there was no sign of foul play. Wright's family is disputing nearly everything in the official account. Deborah Feyerick reports on a puzzling item found near Wright's body, and why some believe it might be a deadly 'calling card.' Deborah Feyerick is Keeping Them Honest. Click here for part 1 of this investigation Click here for part 2 of this investigation
On a cold, rainy night in late November, Douglas Wright sat amid brambles and thick East Texas underbrush, watching over the body of his 28-year-old son, Alfred, who had disappeared almost three weeks earlier. A coroner says Alfred Wright died because of "drug intoxication," but his family calls his death suspicious.
There are serious questions surrounding the death of Alfred Wright. He disappeared last November. It took searchers three weeks to locate his remains, even though they were found just up the road from where he vanished. Authorities say he died of a self-inflicted drug overdose. Wright's family says he did not do drugs, and according to the autopsy his throat was cut and his ear was missing. This happened in an area of Texas with a history of racial tension, where one of America's most horrific hate crimes occurred. Deborah Feyerick reports.