A man who authorities have been searching for 18 days was found dead Monday afternoon, according to the private investigator hired by the family.
Investigator Chuck Foreman said the body of Alfred Wright, 28, was found during a ground search conducted by the family, around 4 p.m. He was found with no clothes on, near the same location he went missing, near Coussons Road.
Foreman said the investigation is now being conducted by the Texas Rangers.
Sheriff Tom Maddox said he could not confirm if the body was that of Wright's.
The federal document contained a restricted narrative submitted by the sheriff's office. It stated Wright called his wife on Nov. 7 and said he was having car problems and asked that she contact his parents to help him. She then called his parents and asked if they could pick him up from the CL&M Grocery. The narrative states his wife called Wright to confirm his parents were on the way. She said Wright was breathing heavily as if he was running.
The narrative states Wright's father arrived at the store and could not find Wright. He then called the sheriff's office to report Wright as missing.
The narrative states a clerk fro mthe store said he saw a man pull into the parking lot at 6 p.m. and walked around the parking lot and talking on his cellphone. He then put the phone in his sock and started down US 87 North.
On Nov. 8, a K-9 tracking unit located a blue scrub shirt, undershirt tangled up in a barbed-wire fence, a card holder with Wright's bank and credit cards, one black sock and a pair of blue scrub pants, according to the narrative.
On Nov. 9, the search resumed with help from the local fire department and volunteers and the search yielded a belt and a piece of Wright's undershirt near a barbed-wire fence. Wright's wife confirmed the belt as Wright's, which he used for his job as a physical therapist, Wright said.
being conducted by the Texas Rangers.
I'm sure it is because Jasper TX is only known for the most famous hate crime of the last couple decades.