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UPDATE: Official Report Cites Drug Overdose as Cause of Alfred Wright’s Death

Family and activists plan "Justice for Alfred" march this weekend
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Alfred Wright's family
Patrick Michels
Alfred Wright's mother Rosalind, father Douglas, sister Kassilia and wife Lauren stand beside Beaumont lawyer Ryan MacLeod in December.

Update Jan. 14 at 9:22 a.m.:  In a 10-minute segment Monday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° gave Alfred Wright’s mysterious death the national spotlight Wright’s family has been hoping for.

Reporting from Jasper and Hemphill County, Deborah Feyerick offers a dramatic account of the mysterious circumstances around Wright’s death, in interviews with Wright’s wife Lauren, his father Douglas, and Beaumont lawyer Ryan MacLeod. CNN mentions the official report that Wright’s death was an accidental overdose, but raises a few new details, including: that Wright’s throat appears to have been cut and that his body was found missing an ear (neither of which are mentioned in the official autopsy); that Wright had been friends with Sheriff Tom Maddox’s daughter; and that—according to his family—Wright’s body did not appear to have been exposed to the elements for the entire three weeks he was missing.

You can watch that segment below. Part two of their story will air Tuesday night.

Original story: Family, friends and civil rights activists from deep East Texas to Houston have been waiting months for the medical examiner’s word on what killed Alfred Wright, the 28-year-old whose body was found in a Sabine County field weeks after authorities called off their search for the missing man. Now that wait is over.

The official report from a Beaumont medical examiner attributes Wright’s death to “combined drug intoxication,” with levels of cocaine and its byproducts “within lethal range” along with methamphetamine and amphetamine. Consistent with a preliminary report released in December, the new report (which includes some graphic descriptions) says there are “no signs of trauma” on Wright’s body. Texas Rangers have already taken over the investigation into Wright’s death—with some help from the FBI.

“We ask for the public’s patience and request that they withhold passing judgment on this case until the investigation is complete and all the facts have been established,” DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said Wednesday. Multiple agencies, Vinger said, are combining efforts to gather fact “in a deliberate and methodical manner.”

The mysterious disappearance of Wright, a black man, from a county road south of Hemphill became a rallying point for locals worried that Wright had become the area’s latest victim of racially motivated violence, and convinced that the local sheriff’s department hadn’t done enough to find him. Some had so little trust for law enforcement that they were convinced of an official cover-up.

The official search for Wright—including teams of volunteers, dogs, horses and an airplane—centered on a field with a barbed-wire fence where Wright’s clothes and belongings were found, and lasted four days before Sheriff Tom Maddox declared there was nowhere left to search. Weeks later, a group of Wright’s family and friends found his body about 100 yards from the fence where his clothes had snagged, in an area Wright’s family says they were told they couldn’t search.

Maddox says the limits he put on the ground search were safety measures to keep people from getting lost or wandering the woods in the second week of deer season. “I’m sorry we didn’t find the man,” he told the Observer this week. “But hey, every effort there was put out, way out and beyond the call of duty.”

But lawyers at the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont, which has been representing the family, have complained about investigators’ lack of professionalism. Early on, a sheriff’s deputy suggested on Facebook that Wright had simply skipped town to avoid legal troubles, and well before the toxicology results were released, other investigators had suggested Wright’s death was probably drug-related.

On Wednesday, the law firm said in a statement that the new autopsy results were a “self-serving continuation of that rhetoric,” and leave plenty of questions unanswered. (Why, for instance, on his way home from work, and while waiting for a ride from his family, would Wright have ingested such a dangerous combination of drugs?) At a press conference the firm hosted last month, a private pathologist hired by Wright’s family said her examination yielded “findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence.”

That press conference drew a caravan of concerned Jasper residents, and it also attracted religious and community activists from Houston and Galveston—some tied to national civil rights groups—who vowed to publicize Wright’s case and call for a federal investigation.

Flyer advertising Saturday's rally calling for Justice for Alfred Wright
Flyer advertising Saturday’s rally calling for Justice for Alfred Wright

On Saturday, activists and Wright’s family will march on Saturday to Beaumont’s Jack Brooks Federal Building with “Justice for Alfred” T-shirts, calling for a federally managed investigation into his death. “We are aware of recent news releases ruling Alfred’s death as accidental,” the flyer says. “This is not an acceptable answer to the circumstances surrounding his death and we will continue to seek answers.”

In December, activists said that even an official ruling that Wright’s death was accidental wouldn’t dissuade them from the cause. Rev. Nathaniel Brown, president of the Galveston chapter of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, told the Observer he was troubled by the local investigation and by its lack of communication with Wright’s family.

Brown joined Quanell X, a leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, in a rally outside the Sabine County Sheriff’s Department last fall. “East Texas is the last bastion of great hate that has not been dealt with by the mass of Texans,” Quanell X told the Observer.

“This is a real live murder mystery and it can be solved, but it won’t be solved from within Jasper and Sabine County,” Houston activist Deric Muhammad told the Observer last month. “It’s going to take some outside pressure. So as long as these people, these rednecks in these small towns, know that the likelihood of a camera showing up is slim to none, they’re gonna keep doing what they’re gonna do.”

Patrick Michels is a reporter for the Texas Observer and a former legislative intern. He has been a staff writer and web editor at the Dallas Observer, and a former editor of the Texas Independent. He has a bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University, a master's in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a competitive eating enthusiast.

  • 1bimbo

    Did the man have a drug problem or not? The family should reveal what they know and unequivocally deny the victim did drugs if that is the case. Otherwise, the media and out-of-state liberal activists are going to turn that community into a simulated Civil Rights circus chasing windmills and racism specters, while blindly stepping over black children withering under the weight of drug abuse.

    • Lydia

      drug abuse or not- I’m from this area this guy was murdered- people don’t know the details of everything- evidence on his body speaks for itself! So, he pulled the camera off the store wall? The family was treated with the most upmost disrespect before the body was even found- we talking the 2nd day of the search!

    • CassandraDawn

      the family did unequivocally deny that the victim had ever used drugs.
      additionally his wife said that nothing in his behavior had recently changed to indicate a possibility of drugs that she didn’t know about.

      the racism has already revealed itself. declaring someone’s death a drug overdose before you find their body, particularly when said individual has no history of drug use? what do you call that?

      • K Angel

        AMEN! ! See my other post. THIS WAS A MURDER!!!!!

        • blaze68

          YOU HAVE NO PROOOOOFFFF>
          But keeping saying that Angel. It makes you feel better I guess.

      • blaze68

        His own wife admitted he had used drugs before that made him paranoid.

        • CassandraDawn

          Source?

          • blaze68

            “But the Sabine County sheriff’s office claims that Wright’s wife told deputies that he “may have been using an unknown substance causing him to be paranoid,” and shortly after the story of Wright’s disappearance broke, it was reported that he was under indictment for federal embezzlement charges in Tennessee for allegedly defrauding a bankof “over $1,000.”

            http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/justice-department-investigating-death-alfred-wright-jasper-man-who-disappeared-november

          • Omega Weiss

            Ok the key words here are “may have”. Also: “Wright was missing an ear, two front teeth, and his tongue” and that “his throat appeared to be cut”. This was not an accident.

            http://www.texasmonthly.com/daily-post/justice-department-investigating-death-alfred-wright-jasper-man-who-disappeared-november

          • blaze68

            Sure it could be an accident. Ever seen someone on meth? Go to youtube and check it out.
            Two front teeth? He fell an hit a rock.
            The cut on this throat was not fatal else the 2nd ME would have stated as such.
            Missing ear? Tore it while climbing a barbed wire fence, animals/insects did the rest.

          • Omega Weiss

            Think about what you just said. What barbed wire fence was he near? How many rocks was he near? What in that area could he cut his neck on or with? Do you honestly think that if an animal tore off his ear that it would just stop with the ear? No much more would be missing.

          • blaze68

            What in the area? Ever walked in a Texas field with low lying brush? There is all sorts of prickly and sharp plants. Ever ran into a mesquite bush? They have one-inch thorns on them.

          • Skimo1

            What barbed wire fence was he near? Hmm, maybe it was the barbed wire fence nearby that the searchers found a piece of his clothing stuck to. And the animals/insects didn’t just stop with his ear, almost his entire face was missing including his eyes, nose, lips, and all of the skin surrounding those areas, down to the bone.

          • blaze68

            “Federal court documents confirmed Foreman’s suspicion, as a report filed with the Sabine County Sheriff’s office indicates Wright’s wife told deputies Wright may have been using an unknown substance causing him to be paranoid.

            The document was a petition for a warrant for Wright’s arrest, as he had violated his bond conditions.”

            In other words, his wife had told the sheriff’s office that he may have been using a drug that made him paranoid and this was BEFORE he ever came up missing; it was a statement made to the sheriff during the course of serving an arrest warrant for bond violation.

          • truth

            The drugs were not in the same class as the medication she said he “may” have been using. She also rejected the notion that he was on drugs. A few more questions to think about:
            Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

            When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

            Why would he use drugs on the way to a client? How would he be able to drive safely and talk to his wife and meet his parents with an overdose amount of drugs in his system?

            Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

            Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

            Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

          • truth

            A few more questions:
            The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

            How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

            Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

            Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

            Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

          • truth

            And some more
            Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

            Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

            What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

            And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

    • K Angel

      HE DID NOT HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM and his time of death was THE SAME DAY HIS BODY WAS FOUND – 19 DAYS AFTER HE WENT MISSING!! Can you spell TORTURE AND MURDER!!!???

      • blaze68

        The time of death is commonly reported as the time/day a victim is found if no other time of death can be determined.
        This is not conspiracy at work, it’s standard procedure for medical examiners.

  • David Summers

    It does not matter at all if he had a drug problem! Absolutely no bearing or justification for MURDER. People drink, use recreational drugs, smoke cigarettes and many moral failings but this does not excuse or negate their civil rights period. I’m a 54 year old white male living in east Texas and I am ashamed of the widespread racism in east Texas. The only thing the “black children are withering under” is the good ole boys’ ignorance and stupidity. It’s the 50th anniversary of the the civil rights act but here in east Texas it still seems as if it’s the 1950′s in Mississippi. We’re supposed to be Christians; how do you think God will judge you?

    • 1bimbo

      well, i’m a black married mother of two living in texas and you officially have my permission to stop feeling sorry for my people, to stop race-baiting, to stop your self-hating guilt and to stop projecting your civil rights era consternation onto us. it’s ineffective. the issues that face black people today are different. it’s no longer whether you can drink out of a certain water fountain, it’s about the availability of jobs. liberal policy relegates black people to perpetual victimhood. no thank you.

      • David Summers

        I couldn’t care less what race you are or anyone else for that matter. Murder is wrong no matter what the alleged reasons. I don’t feel sorry for “your” people just you; you are what give black people a bad rep. Also I don’t have any self hating guilt; I never owned any slaves. You have totally missed the point: the dead mans family wants answers to what is becoming very clear as a cover up of the worst sin imaginable. If you’re having employment problems it’s probably your attitude. Mr. Wright had a good job and a family. And let’s not forget President Obama is a black man and he found a job…pretty good one at that. This will be my last post in regards to you. We both should just pray for the victim; YES HE IS A VICTIM OF MURDER.

        • DavidAFrench

          This article didn’t say he was murdered because of drugs. It said that they ruled it an accidental overdose. How you’re conflating the two things is kind of baffling.

          That said, I think the way this case was handled was pretty terrible. When I first heard about this case it brought up a great deal of concern, knowing the past of Jasper. Alfred’s father was my gym coach. The fact that a racially motivated attack on his son was a possibility filled me with a great deal sadness, for his family, and for Jasper which still has plenty of problems with racism still.

          Even so, I think that people will have to go where the evidence leads. This may have been an accidental death, and if so, I don’t think that should change people’s commitment to social justice in East Texas.

          • K Angel

            He was tortured and murdered!!!

          • blaze68

            PROOF? Proof enough to convict someone?

          • george the sceptical

            Patience, Grasshopper.

          • blaze68

            Tell that to the people insisting it was murder. I’m not the one jumping to conclusions.

          • thishere

            Yes you are. You stated “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary.

          • blaze68

            Sorry there but agreeing with the coroner and official cause of death is not me ‘jumping to conclusions’
            You assuming some massive conspiracy without any viable proof IS jumping to conclusions.

          • Omega Weiss

            Ok so you clearly don’t know anything about this story at all. Pictures of his body were taken as soon as he was found. He had trama to the back of the neck and his body was BURNED! No this was not an accident and no he did not have a drug problem. This was murder. I have no idea how you managed to put East Texas and justice in the same sentence.

          • DavidAFrench

            You have completely failed to understand my point at all.

            I did not say either way whether this was a murder or not. I said that I think people ought to be committed to justice either way, and that the issues of racism in Jasper need to be dealt with.

          • Omega Weiss

            “Even so, I think that people will have to go where the evidence leads. This may have been an accidental death, and if so, I don’t think that should change people’s commitment to social justice in East Texas.” My reply was directed to this part of the statement. You said this may have been accidental and I was telling you there’s no way possible that this was an accident. You stating that made me assume that you didn’t see what his body looked like when it was found.

          • blaze68

            “There’s no way possible it was an accidental overdose”???
            And you know this how?

          • Omega Weiss

            His family said that he has never used drugs a day in his life. His ears and teeth are missing. What else must be said?

          • blaze68

            Well gee Omega! If his family said it then it must be true!

          • truth

            There is as much reason to believe the family as there is the sheriff. You chose who you believe based on your own prejudice.

          • Skimo1

            When Alfred was still missing. the family’s own private investigator stated that he had been using bath salts recently and could be lost in the woods and disoriented as a result.

          • blaze68

            Ever find the link backing up ur ridiculous assertion that his body was was burned?

          • Guest

            Why does he need a link to back up his ridiculous assertion? Do you have a link to back up your ridiculous assertions?

          • blaze68

            Yes I’ve posted links upon request or given a point-by-point showing my reasoning.

          • truth

            It is possible but it’s unlikely. Do you have proof that he did?

          • blaze68

            The official cause of death right now is accidental overdose., I don’t need proof of anything. It’s up to the DOJ and Texas Rangers to show where that was not the case.

          • truth

            “I don’t need proof of anything” yet you say so emphatically “he was not murdered” This is illogical and shows your true colors.

          • Skimo1

            When found, Alfred Wright’s body looked exactly like what it was – a body that had been outdoors and exposed to the elements.

          • Johnny Davis

            It was murder for sure.

          • Guest

            I’m scared of being in jasper. It’s one thing to be murdered because you joined a gang. It’s another thing to be murdered because of your skin color. That’s too bad what happened to him.

          • blaze68

            His body was burned? I’ve read about very single article on this case and nowhere have I seen that he was burned. Please link us to where you found information.

          • blaze68

            You never posted a link showing that his body was burned. You’re the only person I’ve seen state this and I cannot find anything that even suggests he was burned.

          • Skimo1

            His body was not burned, it was decomposing from exposure to the elements and his skin was sloughing off in big chunks all over his body.

        • K Angel

          AMEN!

        • blaze68

          1) You don’t ‘know’ he was murdered.
          2) Mr Obama got elected via affirmative action guilt and 98% of the black vote. Nothing more. He has shown himself to be incompetent.

          • Omega Weiss

            I agree Obama is incompetent and a horrible leader but he has nothing to do with this case so stay on topic or shut up. This man was killed. His neck was cut, his ear and teeth were missing, and he suffered trama to the back of his head. His wife said when she called him he sound like he was struggling for air. Also this is in JASPER TEXAS. There have been other race related murders that have taken place there. There’s no evidence that say suicide or accidental death.

          • blaze68

            MAybe you should read the posts that I’m responding TO before you make retarded comments like “this has nothing to do with OBama”.
            David Summers above brought Obama into it and so I was responding to HIM. If you’re going to BUTT into other people’s conversations TRY reading the previous posts to get an idea of the context in which my post was made.

            No you have NO proof he was killed.
            “neck cut, ear cut off, teeth missing, trauma to back of head”…prove..absolutely nothing. All of those injuries could have been the result of a meth’d out Wright falling and/or hurting himself on the barbed wire fence.
            Good grief you’re dense.

          • Omega Weiss

            That proves EVERYTHING! There’s no fall that could result in an ear missing. Once again WHAT BARBED WIRE FENCE WAS HE NEAR!? Also why would he shoot up on drugs while he was stranded? That makes no sense. Please use common sense. Your stupidity is beyond disgusting.

          • blaze68

            They found a piece of his clothing snagged on the barbed wire fence Einstein.
            Why would someone shoot him up with drugs to make him impervious to pain and then torture him?!

            And no, ‘that doesn’t prove’ anything. You need more than supposition to convict someone of murder.

          • Omega Weiss

            Shoot him up with drugs to prevent any resistence. Who’s to say that the effect of the drugs lasted long? That still doesn’t explain why the sheriff called off the search without finding any clues. Also why would he shoot up on drugs while he was stranded? That doesn’t make any sense.

          • blaze68

            LOL .Let me see if I have this right. An abductor shoots a guy up with meth and cocaine (Known UPPERS that can cause the user to exhibit near superhuman feats of strength) in order to “prevent resistance”.???
            What?
            Um..
            What?

          • blaze68

            Why does ANYONE shoot meth ANYWHERE?

          • truth

            The drugs could have been given after torture. They never checked to see when they were given. This was another one of the initial investigators shortcomings.

          • blaze68

            You’re going to shoot someone up with cocaine and meth (energy boosting drugs) to ‘prevent resistance’???

          • truth

            It could have been before killing him. You have already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” yet you say emphatically “he was not murdered” This sums up who you are.

          • Omega Weiss

            Also what you posted is the FIRST AUTOPSY! You do know that there is a second one right?

            http://www.kltv.com/story/24216182/pathologist-hired-to-do-2nd-autopsy-on-jasper-man

          • blaze68

            Dr Ralston never said there “was no trauma”. He said “no signs of SEVERE trauma”.
            She never said his death was by homicide, heck she never even said the cut on the neck was fatal or even deep for that matter. She also did no dispute his findings of benzodiazipines, amphetamines, meth, alcohol, and cocaine in Wright’s system.

          • blaze68

            Yes I know a second autopsy was performed but your link is NOT to that report. If you see the report released before I do, please link it to me. My guess is that it will very closely mirror Ralston’s report. If you look up Dr Ralston’s history as a board certified forensic pathologist and testifying in state criminal cases from VA to California, it is a wild stretch of the imagination that a noted pathologist living 2 hours away from Sabine County would somehow feel compelled to lie for a small town sheriff thereby putting his successful career in jeopardy and risking imprisonment.

          • george the sceptical

            You’re an asshole Troll, Blaze.
            Scurry away.

          • george the sceptical

            Cocaine, Amphetamine and Methamphetamine make you impervious to pain?
            Cocaine, as a local, perhaps.
            But not in your bloodstream.
            Please allow me once again to point out that you have already reached a conclusion.
            Now all you gotta do is cherry pick the evidence to make it fit.
            George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney would be so proud!

          • blaze68

            Sure those drugs cause a decrease in pain reception throughout the body. There are many many reports of people high on meth and cocaine doing outrageous stuff that should cause them severe pain and you’d never know it by their actions. There is a guy on youtube right now who got his stomach slashed wide open, his intestines are hanging out and he’s walking around as if he has no idea. He’s high on meth. Any person not on meth would not be able to walk with that kind of injury as an open stomach would like that causes intense, debilitating pain made much worse by the victim attempting to walk.

          • george the sceptical

            A man is dead.
            There are many, many, many questions.
            How is it possible that your mind seems so completely made up?

          • blaze68

            There are many many questions?
            What like: “Cocaine, amphetamines, and meth make you impervious to pain?”
            Those types of questions?

            You’re just frustrated that you’re wrong.

            Now if you have any more of the “many, many, many questions” I’d like to hear them. But if you’re just going to get frustrated that I can answer your questions with very reasonable explanations then I’m not sure what to tell you.

            There are many, many, many reasonable answers to your many, many, many questions. You just don’t want to hear them because they don’t fit your agenda about what you want to think happened.

            Now if you’re brave enough, fire away with your questions. Only someone with an ‘agenda’ is afraid of the answers.

          • george the sceptical

            If you cannot see that there’s a myriad of unanswered questions, it’s doubtful I can help you.
            There are enough questions and questionable conclusions that the DOJ has called in the FBI.
            Might I suggest that we wait for their report.

          • blaze68

            You can help by asking some of those questions that you seem so sure are puzzling to you.
            Most of them have very readily explainable and logical answers, you just don’t want to hear them.

          • george the sceptical

            No. I just don’t want to hear YOU.
            I would rather hear from the FBI.

          • blaze68

            Ah I see. Well I don’t think you’ll find the FBI on this site so I’m not really sure what you’re doing on here. But to each there own.

          • george the sceptical

            It is clear that your mind is already made up, while mine is not.
            Since the FBI is investigating the case, to me, it only makes sense to wait and see what their conclusions might be and not rush to judgement.
            When it comes to the Sabine Co. Sheriffs’ report…. I’m sceptical.

          • blaze68

            Actually my mind is not totally made up. I’ve stated numerous times on here that it IS possible he was murdered but none of you seem capable of piecing together a credible story line as to how he was murdered.
            If you’re going to ‘wait and see’ then bye bye, I don’t see any point for you to be here speculating and discussing the topic then.

          • george the sceptical

            Well, I’m certainly glad that you’re not conducting the investigation.

          • blaze68

            https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1003512/alfred-wright-beaumont-medical-examiner-report.pdf

            Face skeletonized from animal/insect activity, insect larvae found inside skull around brain. His left ear had most likely been the one exposed to air, the right one I’m guessing was against the ground with the victim’s head turned to the left. This makes sense that animal/insect activity resulted in loss of those soft tissues that were not in direct contact with the cold ground. This guy had been dead for quite awhile. I’m now more certain that ever that this was not the result of murder.

          • truth

            Calling a comment retarded only makes you look stupid.

          • blaze68

            sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.

          • Alex Blaze

            And butting into a conversation like Omega did without reading the preceding comments to know we WERE talking about Obama IS retarded.

      • Afrisynergy

        This isn’t about “jobs” but about murder in a racist hateful area of Texas. It’s amazing how foolish people continuously attempt to distract and deflect away from what some of the pale skinned “authorities” are doing to carryout and/or protect those who murder black people. The coroner intentionally filed a false report based upon what the sheriff said about 15 days before the body was found. Therefore, the coroner must be charged with filing a false report in conjunction with murder conspiracy. The sheriff must also be charged with murder or conspiracy to commit murder. The sheriff knew Alfred Wright was not a drug user and premeditated the murder conspiracy by stating that he’s probably missing because of his drug use. There’s no record of him ever using drugs.

        • K Angel

          AMEN!

        • blaze68

          Sure there is. His own wife admitted he’d used drugs before that made him paranoid.

          • Omega Weiss

            Can we get a link for this?

          • truth

            She said he may have used those drugs and I have never seen the link for it. That’s a different class of drugs than cocaine. It’s water and dirt, not the same

      • CassandraDawn

        i don’t feel sorry for “your people” but i’d love to know on whose leave you were appointed spokeswoman.

        there are definitely things that are ineffective -demanding equal treatment under the law – that’s not victimhood.

        • K Angel

          SHUT UP

          • CassandraDawn

            try re-reading what i wrote and who i was responding to without the hysteria

    • Afrisynergy

      There was no “drug problem”, therefore, it must not be a part of the discussion. Unfortunately, pale skinned people who do these things and then cover it up using the “officialdom” of a badge and government believe they are God and to be judge and executioner. The coroner should already be in jail for filing a false report and the sheriff for conspiring with that false report. Both of them knew that the report was false and that they were covering for not only murder, but kidnapping, torture and then murder.

      • der der

        you are a disgusting racist.

        • Afrisynergy

          Those who shine the light upon the dirty evils of whitism which continues to this day are called many things. However, until I enslave you for a few hundred years to build great wealth for myself and my children, the term, “racist”, is reserved for those like you.

          • K Angel

            YES!

          • blaze68

            Tell ya what. I’ll give you a thousand dollars for every day you were a slave. Heck I’ll give your grandmother a thousand dollars for every day she was a slave.
            Get over it already.

          • george the sceptical

            Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with the article.
            Textbook definition of Trolling….

          • truth

            And definition of racism.

          • george the sceptical

            Blaze has no interest in disguising his racism.
            What I wonder is: Why is he here? And not actually on “The Blaze” where his opinions would find greater acceptance?

          • blaze68

            Do you have any interest in discussing how often you beat your wife?
            See how that works? You impose a supposition as truth and then ask why someone isn’t defending themselves from your supposition. I have no need to defend myself.

          • thishere

            No he does not want to discuss it.

          • blaze68

            No he does not want to discuss how often and why he beats his wife.
            See how that works?
            I don’t defend myself from baseless accusations.

          • thishere

            You only lie to yourself. Your words are the base of your racism.

          • Alex Blaze

            REad em and weep Mo Fo.

            http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_be336cb6-1f13-11e4-8b54-001a4bcf6878.html

            He was on drugs…lots of them, he OD’d and died, now get over it.

          • blaze68

            Ah YES, when you have no good argument left, then throw out the ‘raaccccism’ word.
            Ah,
            Sorry, that lame a$$ crap don’t work on me.

          • truth

            It doesn’t need to. You are who you are. Your words make you a racist, not the ‘lame a.. crap’ you quote.

          • blaze68

            ^^^ RACISM CARD PLAYED^^^^

          • thishere

            ^^^^ RACISM WRITES AS BLAZE68 ^^^^

          • truth

            Words that mock an entire race and are insensitive to generations of slavery. Laugh it off all you want. Your words make u a racist.

          • blaze68

            ALERT!!! ^^^RACISM CARD PLAYED^^^

          • thishere

            ^^^ RACISM WRITES AS BLAZE68^^^^

          • blaze68

            I was posting in response to AfriSynergy about ‘few hundred years slavery”.
            No, that’s not textbook definition of trolling.

          • RJ

            I think we’re missing something here…we’re missing the overall indifference by local authorities of a man who was missing, and the family was told they couldn’t search the very area where he was eventually found? Why? Because of “deer hunting season”? Really? It was only about 100 yards away from where part of his clothing was found. Then you have to put 2 and 2 together: According to the above report, Alfred was “friends” with the Sheriff’s daughter? Something doesn’t seem right here. It might not be racism, but what makes it look so bad is the lack of concern by the local authorities. Had this been a white girl missing they’d STILL be scouring the woods for her, and everyone knows I’m telling the truth about that. No question. I hope they get to the truth, whatever it is.

          • blaze68

            But isn’t the claim of ‘overall indifference’ quite subjective? I mean 4 days of air and ground search with a known area that he went missing (i.e. as opposed to spending 4 days searching 20 square miles etc.) seems like a lot of searching. The costs associated with an air search are usually astronomical for a small county to pay for.
            I’ve not read where the sheriff refused the family to search in a given area. Can you post that link to where you read that?
            I hope they find the truth also, assuming the sheriff is lying of course. I’m not totally ruling out the possibility he was murdered, but no one so far has given a detailed explanation of how they think he was murdered that doesn’t leave many holes in their logic. (i.e. “He as drugged up by force and then tortured”- Um, What? Who gives someone meth and cocaine and then tortures them? And if he was abducted, why are their no defensive wounds on him? i.e. wounds to the outside of the arms normally incurred when a victim raises their arms up to shield themselves from attack)

            I have not yet seen a reasonable argument that he was murdered. And ‘no’, saying ‘some racist killed him’ is not a reasonable argument in and of itself.

            I’m open to being convinced but so far no one has laid out a reasonable explanation for how/why he was murdered.
            Would anyone like to give it a shot in trying?

          • Alex Blaze

            This just in, it certainly backs up the story that he died of a drug OD.

            http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_be336cb6-1f13-11e4-8b54-001a4bcf6878.html

          • RJ

            Agreed. Over time I’ve changed my view. Thanks for sharing.

          • Alex Blaze

            HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! HOW Convenient of you! NOW that the facts are all out. Now you’re “I’ve changed my mind” hahahahahhaha! HOW FUCKING CONVENIENT! I TOLD YA’LL MOFO’S from the beginning that he DID DIE OF AN OD. HA HA FUCKING HA!

          • RJ

            OK. Well, I think it was only right to be man enough to admit that I had changed my views. This change occurred 2-3 months ago…before the latest info came out about the drug use. After I commented here 6 months ago, I began to see other bits of evidence come out that led me to believe this was an overreaction and that he was abusing drugs. How often to do you see people admitting that they were wrong and that they’ve changed their minds? I’m okay with it. Truth? There are others who won’t change their minds no matter HOW much evidence is presented.

          • Alex Blaze

            You disparaged the Sheriff, the sheriff’s daughter. You disparaged ME at times because of my obviously spot-on assessment of what happened. You blamed whites, you blamed the local cops, you brought up every obnoxious notion of what ‘could be’ instead of what logically IS. And yet you didn’t find it necessary to come back on here after you ‘evolved’ and state as much to me? I took a beating on this site and was one of the only ones on here that stood up and defended against all of your baseless accusations. I was called an idiot, a racist, you name it. Don’t you think that ‘being man enough’ would require you to openly state on this site that I was right?
            And…What ‘bits and pieces’ did you begin to see? ALL of those bits and pieces were already revealed during our conversations here online 6 months ago. Please, I want to know because I personally read everything I could on this issue and stated my opinions based on those readings. I’d like to what what bits and pieces of evidence I apparently missed.

          • RJ

            The problem in America lies in the extremes: 1. Every white person is a racist, and 2. every black person claims racism. Neither one of these statements are true, yet if we accuse each other of such statements then we are only becoming further divided. Reason takes a back seat. Blaze, you’re right that you don’t have to buy into the supposition as truth…agreed. The rest of y’all are throwing out the word “racism” without knowing if he is one, and that’s just ignorant. But on the other hand, my other comment suggests that something isn’t right here. The local law enforcement didn’t care that the man was out there in the woods and wouldn’t search or allow anyone else to search a certain area (where he just so happened to be found) because of “deer hunting”. That’s ridiculous. If this would have been a white person missing the “deer hunters” would’ve helped in the search too, especially when the land was so close to the clothing/other items found that belonged to the missing person.

          • thishere

            I do not call people racist carelessly. I don’t know him but after reading his numerous remarks, I came to that conclusion. I still agree with your words though. The point you raise is on-topic and very valid.

          • thishere

            Good luck in engaging blaze68 in logical discourse but what I’ve seen on this site and
            http://rollingout.com/criminal-behavior/black-man-found-dead-slit-throat-missing-ear-authorities-claim-overdosed/
            most discussions with him end up in him discrediting credible evidence of foul play and using “assumption” prejudice logic to downplay his opponents while make points that have no basis. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words, unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary. I wish you the best as you engage this person.

          • Alex Blaze

            ‘thishere’ cannot actually debate the topics he just mindlessly yells ‘racist’ to anyone who totally owns him in a debate.
            Hence his relentless obsession with me.

          • blaze68

            Well I appreciate your mediating the racist vs race baiter debate. It’s very frustrating being called a racist for having a different opinion. Equally so, I’m sure it’s frustrating when one believes a racist act has happened and no one seems to want to listen.

            You say law enforcement ‘didnt’ care’. But they did search for 4 days by air and ground. I’m not sure what the normal search time is before giving up but 4 solid days with a known base point (his last location) to start from seems like an adequate amount. To be fair, the family and volunteers still took another 8 days to find the body. It’s not like the family went out the next day and easily found the body. They looked long and hard for it. So I do believe the sheriff’s department made a sincere effort to find Wright’s body. But to be sure, that is speculation on my part..I was not there nor do I know the extent to which they searched. Maybe they were haphazard about it. MAybe they were thorough. I don’t know.

            I’ve not read anything about part of the area being closed off to the searchers. I’m going to look for that and read up on it. Does anyone have a link?

          • blaze68

            I haven’t read anything about the searchers not being able to search specific areas. Does anyone have a link to that?

          • Alex Blaze

            ‘thishere’ cannot actually debate the topics he just mindlessly yells ‘racist’ to anyone who totally owns him in a debate.
            Hence his relentless obsession with me

          • truth

            Racism, sexism, prejudice all exist in this age. Please limit your racism or at least conceal it better.

          • blaze68

            Seems your projecting.

          • truth

            Seems your denying.

          • blaze68

            ^^^RACE CARD PLAYED^^^

          • thishere

            ^^^^RACISM WRITES AS BLAZE68^^^^

          • blaze68

            ^^^RACE CARD ALERT^^^

          • thishere

            As expected when a racist person is called out on their racist statements, they cry race card being played. Have we ever seen an honest racist? Blaze68 will not be the first.

          • blaze68

            AS usual when a race baiter loses an argument they play the race card. *shocking*

          • thishere

            ^^^RACISM WRITES AS BLAZE68^^^^

          • blaze68

            Oh how cute, he’s playing his quaint race card! Isn’t that special?!
            lol

          • blaze68

            Get a life race baiter. No one wants to hear that lame a$$ crap anymore. If you have a valid argument for what happened in this case let’s hear it, but stop with the race baiting bull-sh-t. It’s lame, it’s cowardly, and it’s intellectually dishonest.

          • thishere

            You are the definition of intellectual dishonesty. So is every racist, sexist, homophobe. It’s either ignorance or intellectual dishonesty. In your case your racism is the latter.

          • Alex Blaze

            HA MOTHER FUKER! It has now been PROVEN that he died of a drug OD!!! You raaacissst mother fuker accusing white of murdering him! HA.
            FUK Y”OU.

        • K Angel

          I am disgusted by all of the previous comments. This poor man deserved to live a full and beautiful life with his wife and children and extended family. He was robbed of that. His ear was cut off for God’s sake, and his death was ruled a drug overdose before his body was even FOUND!! Duh people!! His body was dumped AFTER the search obviously – it was only 25 yards from the search headquarters (the search was called off in 4 short days! – that is not right!!!). His family was told THEY COULD NOT SEARCH the area where his body was found….that it was a danger to them because of deer hunting season. Come on! He was clearly murdered. The sheriff and coroner should be in jail for falsifying reports. The independent coroner pegged time of death THE SAME DAY his body was found!! That’s 19 days after his disappearance!! Who can say PRISONER, and TORTURE for 19 days!!! His ear was cut off for Christ’s sake. His tennis shoes and one sock were CLEAN!. That is not indicative of someone running through muddy woods. The needle marks on his body were in weird places. He’d never done drugs before in his life. THIS IS A HOMICIDE and someone or many someones have to pay for their crimes. This reeks of the movie MISSISSIPPI BURNING! There is still KKK in rural TEXAS. And I AM A WHITE 52 YEAR OLD FEMALE!!!!

          • blaze68

            Okay so we have you on record as saying:
            1)He was clearly murdered! (Sorry Angel, there is no proof yet that he was murdered)
            2) The sheriff and coroner should be in jail for falsifying reports. (you assume they did falsify)
            3) He was a prisoner and he was tortured.

            Needle marks? What needle marks? He was clean GENIUS because it had rained 3.5 inches the 22nd-25th of November! Surely you bothered to look up the weather report to figure out why he was clean right? Or did you just jump to conspiratorial conclusions?

          • Omega Weiss

            Ok soooo you’re clearly stupid. How is rain going to clean a needle mark? Both autopsies reported needle marks. Yes there is proof that he was murdered. His neck was cut and it was reported that he had trama to the back of his head. His teeth were missing which, in most cases, indicate torture. As for my comment about his body being burned I apologize for that. I saw pictures of his body and he looked like he was burned but I was wrong.

          • blaze68

            So some murderer also injected him with alcohol and benzodiazipines?

          • davincross

            No, he was tortured and then given this stuff to cover it up.

          • blaze68

            LOL. And where are the torture marks? Broken ribs? Burn marks? fingernails pulled out maybe? shoulders dislocated by hanging from his wrists?
            no, no, no, no, and…no.
            None of those things were found.
            So what signs of torture are speaking of ?

          • george the sceptical

            Benzodiazipines?
            That wasn’t in the coroners report.
            Take a couple more Xanex and get back to us…..

          • blaze68

            Sure benzos were found. See item #2 under the toxicology report portion of the autopsy.
            “2. Alprazolam (Xanax). Alprazolam is a DEA Schedule IV second-generation benzodiazepine”

            Learn to read Georgie.

          • thishere

            Be careful who you argue with George. blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words, unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions and rejects all proof to the contrary.

          • Skimo1

            You’re incorrect and blaze68 is right, it was in the coroner’s report. Alprazolam (aka Xanax) was found in Alfred Wright’s blood, according to the tox report from NMS labs that was included with the first autopsy report. Alprazolam/Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is also noted in the footnotes to the tox report supplied by NMS Labs. “Alprazolam is a DEA Schedule IV second-generation benzodiazepine.” It’s all right there if you bothered to read the autopsy report.

          • george the sceptical

            I’m going to wait for the FBI report.
            Meanwhile, you can keep looking for flight 370…

          • Skimo1

            There will be a report coming from the Texas DPS, as the Rangers took over this investigation in late-December, but I don’t think there will be a separate FBI report as I believe the FBI is just assisting the Texas Rangers on this case.

          • george the sceptical
          • Skimo1

            The Justice Department has said they would look into the case at the request of Rep. Lee, but from what I’ve seen they haven’t really indicated if they will be doing their own full investigation or just reviewing the findings of the Texas DPS and the original investigation by local authorities. The FBI has apparently already been involved since late-December, assisting the Texas DPS on the investigation, so their findings may just be wrapped into the larger report to eventually be issued by the Texas DPS. The DOJ hasn’t really said much about what their involvement will really be in this case.

          • george the sceptical

            The Texas Rangers work exclusively for the governor of Texas.
            It’s unlikely that the DOJ will be working “with” the Rangers.

          • Skimo1

            When the Texas Rangers took over the case from the local authorities back in December they said they would be involving the FBI in the investigation as needed, and have reiterated that on a number of occasions since then. The DOJ has not clarified whether they would be conducting their own full investigation, independently of the local Texas investigation, or would just be reviewing the findings. I’m guessing we’ll be finding out soon as there were reports the Texas Rangers were near completion of their investigation a few weeks ago. No clue what their findings will be, but since there’s been no announcement that this was a homicide investigation in the three months they’ve had the case my gut feeling tells me their findings may be more in line with what the local authorities determined back in December. We’ll just have to wait and see.

          • george the sceptical

            I don’t trust the locals for shit.
            But as you say, “We’ll just have to wait and see”.

          • Skimo1

            Maybe you just never got to try the really good Angel Dust? That stuff was crazy, I’ve seen guys go totally nuts on it.

          • george the sceptical

            Perhaps you’re referring to DMT.
            Much like PCP, I never had any interest in losing control to that extant.

          • Skimo1

            No, I’m very aware of what PCP is vs. DMT. Dust was big in certain circles in NYC in the late-70′s and throughout the 80′s, I’ve had firsthand experience watching people freak out on it. Crazy Eddie, Bomber Z, all strong and popular old-school NYC “brands” I’ve seen people totally bug out on. Did any of them cut out their own tongues? No. I also don’t think Alfred Wright cut out his own tongue while high. But I don’t think anyone else did either. With the evidence I’ve seen so far, especially after seeing the photo of his body and all of the visible damage, I think it’s most likely the missing tongue, ear, eyes, lips, gums, teeth, nose, and much of his face being stripped down to the bone came as a result of animal/insect activity and exposure to the elements. He had insect larvae inside his throat and skull, so we know for sure that there was insect activity outside and inside his neck/head. Pretty much all of the things people are pointing to as evidence that he was tortured and murdered seem to me most likely to have been exactly what the pathologist said they were – the result of animal/insect activity and exposure to the elements. All occurring after death. What we don’t know for sure yet is what resulted in his death, which lead to the later condition of his body. Was he just high and freaking out, or having a mental breakdown, and running around the woods until his body gave out? Was he murdered, maybe a small but well-placed blow to the head that the first autopsy missed but the second one found? If he was murdered, who did it? A crazed racist redneck? An angry, jealous husband/father? A random thrill-kill? A personal quarrel? All the focus on the tongue, ear, etc. is just a distraction, as is the blind faith many people have in the “I just know it must have been the crazy racist sheriff and all a big Klan conspiracy” line. If I had to choose one option today, based on what little information the public has right now, I’d probably go with “dude who had a secret life and was into some shady stuff bugged out on some bad drugs and freaked out in the woods until he died” but I really don’t know. He could have been murdered, there are enough odd unanswered questions that this could go either way.

          • Skimo1

            From an article posted by Texas Observer yesterday: “The FBI announced it would assist state officials if necessary, and at Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s request, the U.S. Department of Justice agreed in January to review state investigators’ findings.”

            The DOJ is not doing their own investigation, they have only agreed to review the findings of the Texas state authorities.

          • Alex Blaze

            LOL, I”d quite while you’re only 2 miles behind. Skimo is owning you at every turn.

          • Alex Blaze

            LOLOL!

            “George the illiterate” said “Benzodiazipines? That wasn’t in the coroner’s report”

            LOL

            My 12 year old could have done a better job of reading the coroner’s report than you did. It’s right there in black and white.

            Moron.

          • Omega Weiss

            Like I’ve said before, and I don’t like to make assumptions, but that could have been done to prevent Wright from resisting. Judging by the look of the guy I would assume that he wasn’t your average push over.

          • blaze68

            injecting alcohol is not an easy prospect. It’s easy to to kill someone outright by doing alcohol via IV.

            I guess we’ll see what the investigation turns up. For now I’m sticking with the coroner’s report and the police’s version. If I’m wrong I’ll be back here and say as much.

          • blaze68

            I never said rain washes away needle marks. I was responding point by point to to ‘K Angel’s post’.
            My apologies if it seems like that’s what I was inferring. I spent many years as a medic I would never infer that rain would wash away needle marks.

          • truth

            You are correct in asking your questions. Here are a few more than indicate further investigation is needed:

            Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

            When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

            Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

            Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

            Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

          • blaze68

            The missing ear was very clearly discussed in the report, ditto for his neck.

          • thishere

            This is untrue.

          • blaze68

            Per the report:
            “Extensive decompositional changes are noted with skin slippage over all body surfaces, insect activity over the head, chest, and abdomen, and animal activity noted over the face, eyes and LEFT EAR, with skeletonization of the face”

          • thishere

            You lie to yourself if you believe this indicates the left ear is absent in even the most terse manner.

          • Omega Weiss

            He keeps going by the first autopsy. There was a second autopsy that completely conflicts with the first.

          • blaze68

            “completely conflicts with the first”
            So the second coroner said ‘there were no drugs found in his body”?
            She also said: “there was NO animal/insect damage done to his body”?
            That “there were no puncture wounds on his legs and abdomen”?

            THAT would be an example of “completely conflicts with the first”
            Her saying “there is high suspicion of murder” is not completely disputing the first coroner.

          • Terry Christopher

            God your dumb.

          • Alex Blaze

            I’m sorry I missed where you refute what I said.

          • Alex Blaze

            My name is not ‘God’ no matter how much your obsessed with my postings.

          • truth

            more questions that indicate more investigation needed:

            The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

            How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

            Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

            Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

            Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

          • truth

            a few more questions that indicate more investigation needed:

            Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

            Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

            What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

            And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

          • blaze68

            Who knows why the shoes were clean.
            You don’t climb a barbed wire fence backwards Nor do you fall down and hit your backside, typically.
            Why was his body found in an area already searched? My guess is that he was still alive when they called off the search and collapsed from drug overdoes/dehyrdration where they later found him.

            You think someone may have killed him over a $1000 embezzlement charge?

          • truth

            You’ve already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” yet you say
            emphatically “he was not murdered” Talking to you is pointless.

          • Alex Blaze

            Stop with the nonsense. I’ve already posted a response to you showing MULTIPLE instances of me stating it’s possible he was murdered.
            Give it a rest.

          • Alex Blaze

            Here ya go genius. He certainly was on lots of drugs. Suspect arrested for selling Wright cocaine and other drugs.

            ha-fuking-ha! Told ya so.

            http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_be336cb6-1f13-11e4-8b54-001a4bcf6878.html

          • Skimo1

            His forearms and back were NOT “smooth with no scratches”, they were a mess. Look at the photo of his body taken when it was found. The skin on his back and arms (and much of the rest of his body) has started to slough off. His body was in a lot worse shape from decomposition and animal/insect activity than we’ve been led to believe from these articles and the family’s statements.

          • Alex Blaze
          • Skimo1

            The first autopsy mentioned multiple small, shallow puncture wounds, mostly along his left side. These could very easily be from the barbed wire in the area, since it was noted a piece of his clothing was found on barbed wire nearby. The size of the wounds as documented in the autopsy, 0.2 inches across, would more closely fit barbed wire spikes than a hypodermic needle. The first autopsy said nothing about “needle marks.” The second autopsy still hasn’t been released by the family-hired pathologist, so we don’t know if there is anything about needle marks in there.

            His three front teeth were probably missing because his lips, sections of his gums, and large portions of his face were missing – most likely eaten away by animals and insects. The same insects that resulted in a bunch of maggots being found in his throat and skull.

            You’re just making things up.

          • truth

            Yet you have stated clearly he was not murdered. Do you have proof? No. Then admit that you are doing the same as your opponents. Do not talk down to them because you have more free time to be on this online page than they do.

          • blaze68

            I have stated multiple times it IS possible he was murdered. I just don’t think it was likely. I agree with the first coroner.

          • truth

            No, you have emphatically stated this in prior comments. Don’t go back on your words. Please stop being a hypocrit.

          • blaze68

            I have stated multiple times that it IS possible he was murdered. I don’t happen to believe he was but I HAVE stated it’s possible.
            I could copy and past multiple instances of me saying this, but you have eyes, read for yourself.

          • truth

            No, you emphatically stated he was not murdered. “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” Please stop being a hypocrit.

          • blaze68

            Here’s excerpts from my posts over the last several days..

            On 2/14 @ 10:45 PM:
            “I trust that the DOJ and State police will get to the bottom of it. It may indeed have been murder, but then again maybe his death was indeed caused by accidental drug overdose”

            On 2/13:
            “But a case for murder can certainly seem valid at least for now until we hear more from convening/senior authorities at the state and federal level”

            On 2/13:
            “If it can be proven that the drugs were forced into him then of course that leads to 100% chance he was murdered no doubt”

            On 2/13:
            “I don’t know, this case is either an accidental overdose or it is the sloppiest murder i’ve seen in a long time”

            On 2/13:
            “If this was a murder and subsequent attempts to cover it up I’m confident the authorities will ferret it out and bring whomever was involved to justice”

            On 2/13:
            “I don’t rule out anything, all I’ve ever said is that it’s very possible he died of a drug overdose and the injuries he sustained on his own.
            Of course it’s possible the sheriff was trying to cover things up”

            On 2/11:
            “If he was murdered I hope they find him or her (if the wife was involved) and give them the death penalty”

            On 2/11:
            “If he was murdered and it can be proven I have no doubt whoever did it will be brought to justice”

            On 2/11:
            “If it turns out he was murdered I’ll be the first one demanding the death penalty but I think we should wait to see what the state and federal investigation reveals”

            On 2/10:
            “Is it possible he was killed? Sure it is. But everyone one of his injuries is also perfectly explainable as being caused by him while high or by animals/insects”

            On 2/10:
            “Well maybe you’re right. Maybe it was murder. But the crime didn’t happen in Jasper it happened 45 minutes away in Sabina County”

            Want me to keep going? I’ve said REPEATEDLY that it IS possible he was murdered.

          • thishere

            You have stated in other post that he was murdered. Either be consistent in your claims or don’t post. Stop being a hypocrit.

          • blaze68

            I have stated I think he died by accidental overdose and that I don’t believe he was murdered.
            I stand by that statement.
            But I’ve also said “it IS possible he was murdered”.

          • thishere

            Blaze68 already said “I don’t need proof of anything.” when I asked if he had proof for saying emphatically “he was not murdered” He tried to deny it yet his words, unless he deletes them, to another user were “Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.” This sums up who you are arguing with. A likely racist man who doesn’t need proof to make conclusions based on racist thoughts and rejects all proof to the contrary.

          • blaze68

            My “I don’t need proof of anything” was in reference to that the fact that his death has been labeled as accidental overdose. In other words, I don’t have to prove anything as it’s already been declared accidental.
            You are the one saying it was murder contrary to what the death has been labeled as. So if you have evidence proving murder and disputing the coroner’s decision then let’s hear it. You are asking someone to prove a negative premise and that’s not possible.
            Example to further explain: A crime happens and the police come and arrest me. I don’t have an alibi and cannot prove I was not in the area of the crime but the police have no proof I did it either. IN law, there must be proof that I did it. Our rule of law dictates that it’s not up to me to prove I didn’t commit a crime but rather the onus is on the state to prove that I DID.
            So when I state “I don’t have to prove anything”, it goes back to the premise that if YOU are the one making the supposition that he was murdered then the onus is on YOU to prove it, not on me to prove it wasn’t.

          • Alex Blaze

            Apparently you didn’t get the latest news THAT HE DIE OF A DRUG OD! More-on!
            Told y’all MOFO’s.

          • Alex Blaze

            Sorry there Angel. Now there is proof that Wright was buying cocaine and meth just days before his overdose and death. Suspect arrested in connection with Wright’s death: http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_be336cb6-1f13-11e4-8b54-001a4bcf6878.html

        • qween_me

          you racist yu betta get 5X

      • blaze68

        Who says there was no drug problem? His parents? LOL
        Oh okay then heck if his parents say he nevvver used drugs then I guess we just accept that as fact. Heck we don’t even need an investigation, the parents say the sheriff is conspiring and knows who did it so let’s just arrest him ’cause momma said so!’

        • Omega Weiss

          You’re talking about investigating but no one wants to not even the jasper officials who were supposed to. The sheriff gave up the search after 4 days. I don’t understand how you don’t find that shady at all, but whatever.

          • blaze68

            4 days of exhaustive searching by ground AND air (helicopter). But heck I guess the helicopter pilot is also involved in the conspiracy.

          • george the sceptical

            And apparently, so were the dogs.
            Supposedly, that area had been searched.
            Nothing found. Even the dogs missed it (and if you believe that….).
            Get a grip, son. The body wasn’t found, because the body wasn’t there when that area was searched.
            The body was moved there at a later date.
            All but the incredibly stupid understands this.
            That would be YOU!!
            Still, I am willing to wait and see what the FBI has to say.
            I DO NOT trust what the Sabine Co. Sheriffs have to say.
            I’m so sorry that you seem to believe that the murder of a black man can still be swept under the rug. We fought long and hard to make sure that kind of shit does not happen anymore (cough… Emmit Till).

          • blaze68

            It’s possible the body wasn’t found in the first 4 days because he hadn’t died of dehydration/drug overdose yet. To assume they came across his body and the sheriff just told everyone with him to be quiet and act like they didn’t find the body is just plain dumb.

          • thishere

            Impractical. Wandering for that long on a high and not being found by search dogs. Impractical.

          • blaze68

            So you’re saying he was abducted, tortured, murdered, and then the murderers decide to risk being seen when they decide to transport the body back to the field near where he was last seen? Why go through all that trouble? Why not just dump in his body in a ravine and be done with it? Or why not bury the body elsewhere so he is never found?

          • blaze68

            Those dogs are cadaver dogs, if he hadn’t died yet the dogs would not know to track him.

          • Guest

            He doesn’t get it because he doesn’t want to. It’s called micro-racism. It’s like wearing shades. Everything you see is through a filter. Every article agrees with you. The sheriff’s line about going above and beyond and guessing that he was on drugs is shady but this guy will defend it to his tombstone because he’s micro-racist. Unfortunately micro-racist will argue much longer than normal people. There’s a personal passion behind what they say. It re-affirms their own views and denies the reality of who they are.

          • george the sceptical

            Yeah.
            That’s what got us into the Iraq war.
            Start with a conclusion. Cherry pick the evidence that fits your conclusion.

          • blaze68

            lol. “micro racism” The new term applied to anyone who disagrees with you since your actual ‘race card’ is so worn out. Apparently you’re now trying to use your ‘micro-race card’ lol.
            I fiction novel writer couldn’t make this stuff up like you do.

          • Omega Weiss

            You’re entitled to your opinion there’s nothing wrong with disagreeing. However you have to understand why they would assume you to be a racist. Just think about the history of this country. Sooo many race crimes have been covered up due to racism. This looks like another one of those situations so of course people are going to assume any opposition is racist. Don’t think nothing of it though. Who knows we could be wrong and this could be an accidental death. I doubt it though simply because there have been similar cases in that area which have turned out to be race crimes. Also there’s the second autopsy to consider.

          • blaze68

            Fair enough. Frankly I think I’m just going to adopt a new standard and that is to simply refuse to respond to anyone who blindly throws out the word ‘racist’ when they are losing an argument. Of course, on this site, I’d probably be left with 4 people to discuss this this case with.
            Nah, I think I’ll try to to just ignore the race baiting and keep to the issues of the case.

          • blaze68

            They did a 4 day air and ground search. For god’s sakes man, how long should one search?
            And the helicopter pilot was ALSO in on the coverup? And the coroner? And the clerk? And the deputies that were involved in the ground search?
            Seriously?

      • Alex Blaze

        This just in: http://www.kjas.com/news/local_news/article_be336cb6-1f13-11e4-8b54-001a4bcf6878.html

        Black suspect arrested for selling cocaine and meth to Wright days before his death. Seems a drug OD was the cause of death.

      • Alex Blaze

        HA HA FUKING HA! TOLD ya’ll MOFO’s that he DID DIE OF AN OD! NOW it is proven. A BLACK MAN has been arrested for selling him COCAINE AND METH JUST DAYS BEFORE HE DIED OF AN OD! HA HA HA! And all you fukers were saying it was a raaacccccsisst act. HA! FUK YOU. HOW YA LIKE ME NOW BIAATCH!

    • blaze68

      You’re right, being on drugs is no justification for murder. In general terms, that is a correct statement.
      But what does that have to do with this case? There is no evidence of murder here.

      • David Summers

        Dear Sir,
        I’m new to posting in threads so it is very possible I’m wrong but it appears you’ve made over 500 comments to this thread alone; in many cases over 12 per day. You are obviously very intelligent but you use it to provoke people just for the sake of stirring things up. You’ve gone back and responded to my first post made over a month ago just to pick it apart. My comment about drugs in this case was in response to a persons post “was he on drugs or not?”. That is why I stated it shouldn’t matter if he was on drugs or not, and this was before any autopsy report. I repeat my main point that the family deserve answers. Your stating that the coroner and sheriff reports should be enough…really? I refuse to believe you can be that naive. Just look at history of crimes by whites, blacks, political leaders and even many clergyman; all have lied and later been proved in court and admitted to wrong doing. Do you have nothing better to do with your useless life other than spend hours daily just in attempt to upset people? Do you not have any compassion? Do you really believe everything you read or are told by the authorities? For such an articulate person you are extremely ignorant and your presence on this thread is nothing but irritating to all. Please find something better to do with your time and a place where either someone cares or where it may even do some good to society.

        • blaze68

          I honestly wasn’t trying to provoke you. I asked an honest question.
          What does your statement that “being on drugs is no justification for murder” have to do with this case? There is no proof he was murdered at this point.

          You state the ‘family deserves answers’. What I hear you saying is that “the family deserves an answer that says he really didn’t OD”.
          No family wants to face that possibility so I don’t blame the family for seeking out any and all possible explanations for his death. But this is not uncommon when someone seemingly innocent dies. No parent wants to accept that their son may have done this to himself.
          My 20 year old nephew hung himself in his father’s (my brother’s) garage 2 years ago. He had shown a history of depression and behavior problems. My sister in law (his mother) went to the store to do some shopping and returned an hour later and found him hanging in the garage, dead.
          Even though every single aspect of the scene and of my nephews’s past indicated it was indeed suicide, my brother–distraught beyond any consoling (and understandably so)–insisted that a boy down the street whom my nephew had had words with the day prior MUST have murdered him. There was no evidence to suggest it was murder but you could not convince my brother of that.
          My point behind telling you this is not to make any comparisons between the two victims but rather to point out that grieving parents often do not want to accept the most painful explanation to their son’s death. My brother, for whatever reason, felt somehow consoled by his belief that his son had been murdered as he is then free from the guilt every parent must feel in the wake of their child’s suicide and/or accidental death by a very poor decision of the deceased.
          I’m not saying Wright definitely wasn’t murdered, but so far there is no compelling evidence to show that he was.
          I do feel bad for the parents, as a father of 2 boys in their early 20′s I cannot but imagine the pain they must feel and I do not fault them for insisting ‘it must have been murder’ as I have seen, through my brother’s actions, exactly what they are going through in their rationalizations.
          I hope, whatever the cause of Wright’s death, all the details of this case is discovered. Knowing either way for sure how one’s family member died, difficult as it may be to accept in the event it is determined to be by OD, will bring closure to the family.

        • blaze68

          Oh, and…You DO care else you wouldn’t have bothered to respond back. Had I made a statement supporting your comment I highly doubt you’d be lecturing me on “doing something better with my time”
          Funny how that works.

        • blaze68

          I responded to this earlier but do not see it posted so I’m going to respond again.

          The history of racism in that area says nothing about this specific case. Try to argue the facts of the case.
          Had I posted something agreeing with your original post, I highly doubt you would try to discredit my post based on how many comments I’ve made on this topic, Funny how that works.

          Now, I’ll ask again: What does your assertion that “being on drugs is no justification for murder” have to do with this case? There is no evidence of murder here.

  • Susan K Smith

    This kind of thing just happens too often. It seems that this young man was murdered, drug problem or not. It’s what we call “modern-day lynching.”

    • Afrisynergy

      Not “seems” he was murdered. Right now, the coroner and the sheriff should both be sitting in jail.

      • blaze68

        On what grounds? Because you say so? Sorry but we don’t imprison people because of your opinion.

    • K Angel

      That is correct!! And torture!

    • blaze68

      A black male with meth, alcohol, benzos, cocaine, and amphetamines found out in the woods with no obvious signs of murder ‘happens all too often”???

      • truth

        Are you racist?

        • blaze68

          No, are you?

          • truth

            Are you racist?

  • Lydia

    This whole situation is bad and yes its happening everyday and more frequent-
    I’m from this area so this definetly spikes a lot of attention & questions.
    Why was the camera taken off the store wall? why was pocket change found near his body and he didn’t have on pants or shirt? why was his teeth knocked out? why would he leave and he knew someone was coming? and/if he did drugs- he hid in the woods for 18 days?? come on now- Deer season at that, why the dogs didn’t pick up the scent if he was just yards away- or wondering they would say- on private property? Why would he even go down a dark scary road (at night) and in 1 report read a deputy was getting off work stopped at the store to get a 6 pack and saw him talking on the phone with his son? How would he know that? ANY WAYs THIS WAS DEFINETLY A MURDER- POINT BLANK- FAMILY DESERVES JUSTICE AND ANSWERS!!!

    • K Angel

      NEVERMIND THAT HIS EAR WAS CUT OFF AND HIS DATE OF DEATH WAS THE DAY HIS BODY WAS FOUND!! 19 DAYS AFTER HE WENT MISSING!!! TORTURE AND MURDER!!

      • blaze68

        NO the date of death was not the day his body was found. The date of death is always listed as the date the body was found if the actual date cannot be determined.

        https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1003512/alfred-wright-beaumont-medical-examiner-report.pdf

        Read, digest, rethink your theory. He was not murdered.

        • truth

          Being condescending does not help your point. Nor does making conclusions with so many unanswered questions.

          It makes you appear close-minded, arrogant, and racist. That is a conclusion drawn based on your words. Live with it.

          • blaze68

            No what it ‘makes me’ is impatient with ignorant posters.

          • truth

            You lie to only yourself.

      • blaze68

        ANd I suppose his face was cut off also? Did you know his face was skeletonized with no indication of deep tissue/bony injury as would be the result of a beating or deep cuts to the face?
        There is no indication of murder in this report. The report is quite thorough.

      • blaze68

        The date/time of death was listed as 7 PM on the 25th. This is common when a date/time of death cannot be otherwise determined. It is listed as the time he was first seen by medical authorities (EMT I’m assuming) at the scene.

        • truth

          Even with that wrong excuse, it was not the day he was found. This was incorrect on the part of the first coroner.

      • truth

        That report was incorrect. There are even more questions that go along with this story. Here are some:

        Why is there is missing video footage from CL&M Grocery, the store Alfred went to?

        When were the drugs pathologists found in Wright’s system introduced to his body, prior to or after his disappearance?

        Why were Wright’s shoes, boxer shorts and one sock completely lacking mud or debris?

        Was Wright held captive and tortured before his body was discovered?

      • truth

        And more:

        Why was the cut on the neck and missing ear not even mentioned distinctly on the pathology report? The other ear was referenced but the missing ear was left off the report.

        The first autopsy said no signs of severe trauma. Grossberg said “I would not have put that statement I see findings that are definitely suspicious for homicidal violence,” and what appears to be “severe trauma to the neck and head.” Grossberg said.

        How did the sheriff guess so accurately it was “drug-related,” most likely related to methamphetamine?

        Why would the officials initially say that he could have been on the barb wire fence from the cloth found there and then later admit that the cloth was so perfectly cut it wouldn’t be likely cut from the fence??

      • truth

        Even more questions:

        Why did the sheriff tell the family not to search in certain locations? Why did the sheriff and rangers not take any statements of witnesses?

        Why is pocket change found next to him when he was only wearing underwear and socks, no pockets?

        Why were the socks and shoes “sunday school” clean and his forearms and back were smooth with no scratches yet the rest of him was dirty? The searchers were covered in mud after one day.

        Why was his body found by family members in an area already searched by Sabine County authorities?

        What role, if any, did Wright’s embezzlement charges play? Was it significant he was offered a plea deal that had a minimal penalty yet chose to still go to trial and fight the charges?

        And why would investigators release a report ruling Wright’s death as accidental while an investigation is still ongoing by the Texas Rangers? National media reports suggest there could be much more to the story than anyone imagined.

      • Skimo1

        When no time of death can be accurately determined yet, the time of death is listed as when the first medical personnel arrived on scene and declared the person dead – which would be after the body was found.

    • blaze68

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1003512/alfred-wright-beaumont-medical-examiner-report.pdf

      Autopsy report now released. Read and think. This guy was most likely not murdered, there is no evidence to suggest that.

      • Omega Weiss

        That’s the first autopsy which has been proven wrong already by the second autopsy.

        “Grossberg said that she disagreed with the preliminary findings from the first autopsy, which indicated there was no trauma found on Wright’s body. She added that she would not have put that in her autopsy result because there was enough trauma on Wright’s body to suggest that his death was a homicide.”
        The autopsy she did on Wright should be released soon.

        • blaze68

          No it was not ‘proven wrong”.
          She said nothing of the toxicology report.
          She said nothing of the victim’s skeletonized face nor of insect larvae found int he victim’s brain. She made no mention that the left ear was missing and that was the ear that was facing up with evidence of animal/insect damage.

          Dr Ralston did NOT state there was ‘no trauma’. He said he noted “NO SEVERE TRAUMA”. Big difference.

          • Omega Weiss

            Once again it still conflicts with Grossberg because she said “IT WAS ENOUGH TRAMA TO SUGGEST HOMICIDE. Something like that is not equivalent to no severe trama. Also, the first autopsy stated that Wright died an ACCIDENTAL DEATH. That according to Grossberg isn’t true. It’s not false but at as things stand now it’s not true. I apologize for saying that the first was proven wrong. I did go overboard by stating that and I retract it.

          • blaze68

            “it was enough trauma to suggest homicide”.
            That’s her opinion and not that of the first examiner. Science, and specifically medicine, allows for two doctors to come to two different conclusions based on the same piece of evidence.
            It may have been enough for the 2nd examiner to ‘suggest homicide’ but apparently it wasn’t enough for her to declare the cause of death as “homicide”. She stopped short of declaring it that way because she is not sure. To somehow infer the first examiner is wrong because of something the 2nd examiner ‘suggests’ is speculative at best.

        • truth

          In addition, the first autopsy said the time of death was that day he was found, three hours after the body was found to be accurate. This is clearly incorrect. It also noted that the right earlobe was intact. It said nothing of the other earlobe. This indicates the coroner deliberately avoided commenting on that ear. It also never said there was a cut on the neck. Even if from animal activity, it should have been stated distinctly. The first report has not just been proven wrong, it’s also now raising concerns about the ethics of the sabine county investigatory techniques.

          Be careful who you argue with. Some users refuse to believe any indications of a hate crime regardless of what evidence you provide.

  • Afrisynergy

    Clearly a case of murder with the sheriff and the coroner being a part of that murder conspiracy. Both of them must be arrested on charges of meditated murder.

    • K Angel

      AMEN!

  • GRIMHOLD

    Seems like murder too me.
    Some type of cover up is going on here.

  • ModerndayAppleseed

    Texas coverup, why did they tell them NOT to search so close to area (maybe hoping that animals will damage the body more)

    • K Angel

      Law enforcement FORBID the family to search the area where his body was found!! Because the body HAD NOT BEEN DUMPED there yet!! His date of death was WITHIN HOURS OF WHEN HIS BODY WAS FOUND!! Can you spell imprisonment and TORTURE for 19 long days!?!?!?

  • tikitools1

    Fullerton cops the away with beating torturing a homeless man, a Chicago Cop gets a slap on the hand viciously beating a 100lb female bartender, cops taser a woman in a wheelchair 10 times and she dies etc etc etc COPS ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED!

  • Angel Kay Vaughn

    I just saw the autopsy report on another site. my friends daughter passed away and her report was 30 pages long. His autopsy report only 11 pages something does not sound right. i don’t know if cover up but somethings wrong

    • K Angel

      WHERE CAN WE VIEW THE AUTOPSY REPORT!? The coroner faked it because he didn’t actually die until the day his body was found!!! That’s 19 days AFTER he went missing!!!! Tortured and murdered. RACISM!!! There is still KKK in Texas. SICK!!!

      • Angel Kay Vaughn

        click on link above.

        • blaze68

          What link?

          • Angel Kay Vaughn

            on my post above click on the blue letters.

      • blaze68

        Hey psst. Moron. Yeah you. There was no faked autopsy.
        The time/date of death is always listed as the date a body is found unless the date of death can be confirmed through other means.
        No conspiracy here…good grief dude.
        You really think people are that stupid huh?

      • blaze68

        Psst. Hey, You dropped your Pom Pom during that little racist cheer of your’s.

  • Angel Kay Vaughn
  • TheRoosh

    Here’s a theory. He was having an affair with Sherrif’s daughter. Sherrif and cronies hunt him down. Take him to a warehouse, beat him and torture him. Keep him for while (alive or on ice), then beat him up after pumping him full of drugs, then dump him in an already searched area, and put out a BS story that the coroner (buddy of Sherrif) corroborates it. Lesson: don’t bone the redneck sherrif’s daughter.

    • K Angel

      Yep, sounds about right. They tortured and murdered him. SHeriff and his cronies and coroner should all be in JAIL!!!

      • blaze68

        Well dang Angel! We don’t even need a trial do we?! Just round em up and put them in jail RIGHT NOW!
        Good grief, you’re worse than the KKK of the 1950′s.

    • blaze68

      Beat him? There was no signs of a beating. His face was skeletonized from animals/insects but there were no broken facial bones nor deep tears indicative of trauma to the face. His body did not have bruising and/or contusions nor any broken ribs as signs of a beating.

      • TheRoosh

        so much for my theory then …

  • dulouz

    Blacks kill Whites by a ration of 10 X plus to 1. That is the civil rights issue, plus rapes of White women by 1,000,000 to 5,000. Black males are killing, raping and crime machines. That is the civil right issue of our time.

    • blaze68

      Look up the video to ‘White Girl Bleed A Lot” about the epidemic of black on white violence that is largely ignored by the media. Just last week 4 blacks stabbed to death, tortured, shot, and then burned 3 white males in Detroit. *Shockingly* you hear nothing of this case from CNN nor do you even read of the races of the victims in 95% of all the articles out there on the web. It’s simply amazing to me that a black male comes up missing with no clear signs he was even murdered and the press are all over it claiming it was a white-on-black murder and hate crime. But Lord knows, have 4 blacks butcher 3 whites and the media just yawns.

  • Dale

    Sounds like a cover up to me. FBI needs to get involved.

    • K Angel

      They are involved now!!

  • Afrisynergy
  • Afrisynergy

    What you see the US Army doing about the rape and murder of LaVena Johnson is similar to what we see the law enforcement “authorities” doing with Alfred Wright and other blacks murdered and covered up by the same across America.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQXZlLPzC8A

  • milton

    This was a masonic ritual killing. The dime represents the “Token” of
    entry of a Good Mason, the half naked body with one sock is the entered
    apprentice representation of of the “roll up pants leg”, having your
    throat cut from ear to ear(They cut off his ear) and tongue remove are
    the penalties you get for revealing the secrets of the craft. I bet that
    the Sheriff is a mason or possibly Alfred Wright. From the CNN report
    it looks like Mr.Wright was having an affair with the Sheriff’s
    daughter.

  • Cameron Nate

    If you totally ignore the races of everyone involved in this case for a moment and put together the pieces of evidence, it would be clear that this is homicide, without a doubt. The problem people run into with this case is you got race injected into it (and rightfully so judging by other evidence) and this causes people on both sides to draw conclusions. It causes a lot of whites to automatically claim race baiting and not to look deeper at the obvious evidence. It causes blacks to claim racial wrongdoing instantly, even sometimes before having all the facts. But this can not be denied. If you strip this case of race, IT IS STILL VERY VERY LIKELY A HOMICIDE.

    • Rick

      Not homicide. You’ve listened to lies and rumors

  • Omega Weiss

    This is the case that black eople should march for. Racism is clearly present here. Al Sharpton should get involved. If not then I will lose a last bit of respect that I have for that man, which never was much to begin with.

  • Johnny Davis

    The Sheriff is involved in this all the way.

    • blaze68

      Yeah you’re right. No one ever ODs on their own. Must have been a conspiracy.

  • blaze68
  • blaze68

    The autopsy was performed 2 hours away in Beaumont by a Dr John Ralston, a noted Board Certified Forensic Pathologist who has been called to testify in multiple state cases spanning from Virginia to California. He did NOT live in Sabine County or Jasper. To label him as one of the ‘good ole’ boys and ‘a friend of the sheriff’ willing to lie to cover for a small town sheriff and destroy his career borders on the insane. He also practiced in Springfield Illinois and is husband to Rachel Ralston who ran for local office in Springfield as a democrat. This guy is not an old tired long-time ‘okie from the skokie’ hell bent on lying for local sheriffs.

    • truth

      The sheriff was already know to be close friends with the initial coroner. Check your sources again.

      • blaze68

        I’ve looked. Care to show me a link?

      • blaze68

        CAre to show me a link?

      • Skimo1

        Nonsense. The pathologist works two hours away from the sheriff, and only moved to Texas from Illinois within the last two years.

  • Guest

    The rest of this country knows a lynching cover-up when they see one. Shame on you, Texas.

  • qween_me

    Ok, It could have been due to an overdose BUT an overdose cant cut your throat or it cant cut your ear off everybody knows that this was the Klu Klux Klan {kkk}. I am black and racism still happen. I attend Greenville Christian School in Greenville Ms, and for the most part it is white well its half and half but I fell no racism at all I feel safe at this school and I love it!!!!!

    • Rick

      His throat wasn’t cut… Read the autopsy

  • Patrick

    Since the discussion’s still continuing in this comment thread, I thought I’d share a link here to our longer feature on Alfred Wright case, from the Observer’s April issue:
    http://www.texasobserver.org/alfred-wright-jasper-east-texas-mystery/

  • Rick

    Insects and animals ate his face. Read the autopsy report, and think about why nobody will post pictures of his remains. He has no face left… very sad