Death of East Texas Man Shrouded in Mystery

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HOUSTON (AP) - Unanswered questions shroud the death of an East Texas man as his family is rejecting claims by authorities that their loved one died of a drug overdose, instead believing that foul play was involved.

The body of 28-year-old Alfred Wright was found more than two weeks after he went missing in November when his truck broke down. An autopsy concluded the death was accidental due to drug intoxication.

But his family wants to know more, including why authorities quickly said his disappearance was drug-related before his body was found.

A forensic pathologist hired by Wright's family said her preliminary review found things that were "suspicious of homicidal violence."

The U.S. Department of Justice said this week it would be reviewing the investigation.

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