Prosecutors have turned over an investigation of a Texas man’s disappearance and death to the state attorney general’s office after the Justice Department launched its own investigation.
Alfred Wright disappeared Nov. 7 while going to visit a physical therapy client when his truck broke down.
He called his wife to pick him up, but she called her in-laws instead because she was watching their two son.
Lauren Wright said her husband was breathing heavily as if in distress when she called back, and his parents found his truck – but not their son – when they arrived at the Hemphill liquor store where his vehicle broke down.
The clerk told Wright’s father she had seen him outside using his cell phone, but he had suddenly tucked the phone into his sock and took off running “as if his truck was going to blow up.”
The 28-year-old Wright’s watch and identification were found the following day at a nearby ranch and police organized a massive manhunt, but the search was called off after three days.
The missing man’s family hired a private investigator and organized their own search party, and Wright’s remains were discovered 18 days later just 25 yards away from where he disappeared, in an area police said they had already searched.
wonder what this gentleman knew then??