Black father lynching update: Alfred Wright’s second autopsy results

Aldred Wright

Many rolling out readers have been curious about the official documents surrounding Alfred Wright’s death near Jasper, TX. Now rolling out can offer you an external link to the official Sabine County Coroner’s report.

Alfred Wright Jr. Coroner’s report.

As stated in our earlier coverage, Wright’s body was found face down and semi clad with his front teeth missing, also part of his tongue and his throat was cut. At the time the family was putting together a search party, the sheriff told them they were not allowed to search a certain area for their own safety. The family searched anyway and Tory Hunt found Wright’s body. According to the Texas Observer Online, Hunt had to stay beside Wright’s decomposed body all night with Alfred’s parents before help arrived. Even though the party was caked in mud and scratched up, Wright’s semi-nude body had no scratches or mud.

The autopsy report cites no obvious physical trauma. John W. Ralston, M.D., chief forensic pathologist wrote in his report:

“In my opinion, the cause of this 28 year old Black make, Alfred Wright, is due to combined drug intoxication. The manner of death is accident. “

The family has had a second autopsy that was conducted by Dr. Lee Ann Grossberg, who stated, “Based on the investigation I have a high index of suspicion that this is a homicide, I base that opinion on circumstances surrounding the death, how and where the body was found, and my findings at autopsy.”

Sabine County Sheriff Maddox has not commented on the second autopsy or its findings.

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