Family Wants Answers in Man’s Mysterious Death in Texas
On a cold, rainy night in late November, Douglas Wright sat amid brambles and thick East Texas underbrush, watching over the body of his 28-year-old son, Alfred, who had disappeared almost three weeks earlier.
“His spirits got to me: ‘Daddy, I knew you would find me,’” Wright says, recalling the relief that had washed over him.
Sabine County sheriff’s deputies had searched for Alfred Wright but didn’t find him, and volunteer searchers later found his body, his family says.
A medical examiner says the death was accidental, but the family rejects that notion, citing what a different pathologist says appears to be “severe trauma” to his body. The Texas Rangers and FBI are investigating.