Family finds missing Jasper man
A Jasper man who has been missing since Nov. 7 was found Monday, Nov. 25, near a remote pasture a few miles from where he was last seen.
Local news station KTRE is reporting an investigator hired by 28-year-old Alfred Wright’s family confirmed that Wright’s body was found by a family-organized search party near a remote Jasper pasture where police had found several personal items belonging to Wright, including some of his clothing.
According to local media reports, Wright called his wife, with whom he has two sons, Nov. 7 saying he was having car problems. Wright’s parents were notified and began driving to meet their stranded son, but when they arrived, Wright had disappeared.
A local gas station attendant told police she had seen Wright running from his stranded vehicle going north on U.S. 87 the night of Nov. 7.
The case has investigators questioning the cause of Wright’s death — Wright had been indicted in a federal court in Tennessee for embezzlement and had a trial date upcoming — but local police aren’t saying much.
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