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"Shame and abomination" is law firm's description of Alfred Wright death investigation; private autopsy doesn't indicate cause of death
BEAUMONT - A Beaumont attorney representing the family of Alfred Wright, who was found dead last month in Sabine County, is calling the homicide investigation a "shame and abomination" but says a private autopsy the family paid for doesn't indicate a cause of death although the attorney says it does show 'suspicions of homicidal violence.'
KFDM's Haley Bull is covering the story. Stay with KFDM and kfdm.com for updates and reaction.
Attorneys with the Bernsen Law Firm held a news conference Friday morning to discuss the investigation and a private autopsy it paid for to get more information about his death.
According to the attorneys, advanced decomposition of Wright's body limited the examination but they say the private autopsy showed 'suspicions of homicidal violence.'
They say a conclusion can't be reached on a cause and manner of death until more information is available.
According to the attorneys, investigators haven't taken any formal statements from the family.
An autopsy Sabine County investigators ordered didn't determine a cause of death.
The preliminary autopsy report conducted for the County showed Wright's body had shallow puncture wounds to his stomach, left thigh, lower left leg and palm of his left hand. There was no sign of severe trauma and the report doesn't list a cause of death.
A toxicology report is pending. The Texas Rangers are investigating Wright's death.
The Jasper man's family reported him missing November 7. Investigators discovered his truck parked at a convenience store but there was no sign of Wright.
The Sabine County Sheriff's Office and a number of other agencies and volunteers began looking for the 28-year-old man. His body was found November 25 off Highway 87 near Hemphill. Searchers discovered his shirt, pants, one sock and a shoe, along with his watch, near a fence at the end of a pasture.