UPDATE: 1/16/14 – There is much controversy over whether Alfred’s death was caused by an overdose or not.
The official report from a Beaumont medical examiner stated “combined drug intoxication,” with levels of cocaine and its byproducts “within lethal range” along with methamphetamine and amphetamine. It was also stated there were “no signs of trauma” on Wright’s body, but the family says that there was. As his ear was missing and it appeared his throat was cut.
The autopsy stated “animal activity over the face, eyes and left ear,” and “the absence of the right and left central upper incisors” for the same reason.
The family is fighting for someone else to look over the postmortem photographs of Alfred.
UPDATE: 11/25/13 – Sadly the body of Alfred Wright probably has been found near Coussons Road around 4 p.m., said Investigator Chuck Foreman.
“The actual last known was right here at this private property where they had hollered at him. So this was the last known. This is where the grid search procedures need to be 100 percent and that’s what we were doing–completing the 100 percent grid search,” Foreman said.
Federal court documents indicated 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.
UPDATE: 11/14/13 – New information has surfaced about missing Alfred. Records show that he was charged with theft, embezzlement or misapplication by a bank employee, and had made arrangements to post $50,000 in bail following a federal hearing in Beaumont.
Evidently, Alfred worked at the Tennessee bank in January of 2011 and is accused of defrauding them for more than $1,000. Family have said they did not know anything about the charges.
Alfred was to appear in court for a criminal jury trial on Dec 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Law enforcement officers are not drawing any link between the indictment and Alred’s disappearance.
Alfred Wright, 28, went missing from Hemphill, Texas after his car overheated and broke down last Thursday night, November 7, 2013.
A store clerk saw Alfred Wright get out of his truck while talking on his cell phone and put his cell phone in his pocket and run towards a paved road heading towards town. The clerk said she couldn’t see his face, but he seemed frustrated his truck was having problems.
Alfred’s mother said she had gotten a call from her daughter-in-law telling her Alfred’s truck was broken down. She left Jasper to go help him but he wasn’t there when she got there.
Authorities found his scrub shirt, pants, watch, keys and a little silver metal “deal” that kept his I.D. and credit cards in it that belong to Wright in a pasture outside of town, located in the opposite direction of where the store clear said she saw Wright go.
There have been extensive searches since Thursday for Alfred, but he has not been located. At one point they found clothing stuck on a barbed wire fence which leaves them to believe he went over it.
If you would like to help in the search you can meet at the Nehemiah Center in Jasper oat 640 Pollard Street.
Alfred is 5’9″ tall, 170 pounds and he would be wearing UnderArmour. If you see him, please call the Sabine County Sheriff’s Department at 409-787-2266.