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09/19/06 - Leggett

A Mother's Murder Remains a Mystery

by Ramonica R. Jones

It's been more than two months since 28-year-old KaShundra Wright was found dead along an East Texas highway. Her family has posted fliers all over East Texas looking for answers about her murder and her friends had shirts made in her honor. They're hoping someone comes forward to help authorities find her killer.

Wright's mom, Carla Franklin, said, "Lately, it's been a lot of murders in Polk County - more than I've ever seen in my life - and it's because a lot of people turn their head on things that they feel like they don't want to get involved with."

Besides the lack of cooperation from people who last saw her alive, Wright's family is also having a tough time dealing with the way she died.

"They didn't have to do her like that," said Lizzie Jessie, KaShundra's aunt. "It's somebody around here involved in it and just won't say it."

Carla Franklin last saw her daughter just hours before she disappeared. Authorities found her body the day after she was reported missing.

"I looked for her to call me and she didn't call," Franklin said. "I tried and did everything I know, now I need somebody to help me. Maybe you're not even sure what you heard or what you seen; just come forward and say the little bit you feel like ain't nothing."

KaShundra Wright was last seen at the Big Man's Cafe in Leggett on July 9th between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. If you have any information about her murder, call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (936) 327-6810 or call Crime Stoppers at (936) 327-STOP.

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