which is 45 minutes away from where “in the pre-dawn hours of June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr.was walking home in Jasper, when he was stopped by three white men who offered him a ride home.When Lauren called him back, all she heard was heavy breathing. His pickup truck was still parked at the package store, CL&M Grocery, Inc., but Alfred was long gone.The store clerk said she saw Alfred, who was dressed in scrubs, but claims after he talked on his cell phone, he stuffed his cell phone in his socks and took off running, of “his own free will.” Alfred knew help was on this way, so it’s questionable that he’d run off into the woods in a town where racial tension is highly prevalent.Alfred’s watch, clothing and his identification were found in the area near where deputies claimed to have searched.His lifeless body was found 18 days after he went missing in November 2013, the week of Thanksgiving, near Hemphill in Sabine County, Tex.“Alfred was a man of great faith,” his wife tells CNN.
They even said this case was likely drug related and Alfred ripped off his clothes after having hallucinations.Alfred grew up in Jasper along with his four siblings.His father is a pastor and middle school gym teacher.Byrd got in the bed of their pick-up truck, but the men did not take him home.
Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old physical therapist, was on his way to see a patient when his pickup truck broke down in Sabine County, Tex.
His wife Lauren alerted his parents who went to help him. When his parents arrived on the scene, there was no sign of Alfred.