JASPER, TX (KTRE) - New details in the Alfred Wright investigation have emerged. The preliminary autopsy report for Alfred Wright was released today and does not reveal how the Jasper man died.
Last week, Wright's body was found about 25 yards from his disappearance site in Hemphill. Private Investigator Chuck Foreman, who was hired by the Wright family, says he believes details are pointing toward foul play in his death.
"Things are just not adding up and I would like to see a full criminal investigation," Foreman said. "He's in his boxers. He's got a sock on and there's pocket change found by the searcher next to him. That's one indicator right there. How does a guy in boxer shorts with one sock on with a cell phone this big still in a sock still have pocket change with no clothes?"
Texas Rangers have since taken over the case. In the autopsy report sent to KTRE by Sabine County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace James Brasher, Wright's body had shallow puncture wounds, but no evidence of severe trauma.
His preliminary cause of death is pending further studies, including a pending toxicology report.
On Monday, November 25, Foreman told KTRE news that an investigation showed Wright may have been using a substance known as bath salts for an energy boost.
Federal court documents confirmed Foreman's suspicion, as a report filed with the Sabine County Sheriff's office indicates 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.
Wright was scheduled for a federal trial in Tennessee on a bank embezzlement charge.
Wright disappeared on Thursday, November 7. Earlier that evening, his car overheated and broke down at the CL&M Liquor store on Highway 87, which is about 4 miles south of Hemphill, according to Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox. Store Clerk J.R. said she was outside smoking a cigarette when she watched Wright get out of his truck, put his cell phone in his pocket, and run towards the paved road heading towards town.
On Sunday, November 10 authorities discovered several items belonging to Wright including his scrub shirt, his pants, keys and his wallet.