Monday night on CNN's AC 360, new details were revealed about the disappearance and death of Alfred Wright.
The Jasper man was reported missing in Hemphill on November 7.
He was a 28-year-old husband and father.
His body was found nearly three weeks later, not by law enforcement, but by a family-organized search party.
Sabine County authorities gave up looking after three days.
Wright family attorney Ryan MacLeod said the CNN crew spent Christmas week in Jasper and Sabine counties conducting interviews.
MacLeod says the media are doing what law enforcement has not, and that's seeking answers.
MacLeod says Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox offered no comfort to the family, this despite the fact that Maddox's daughter and Wright had been friends.
MacLeod says Maddox blamed a drug overdose for Wright's disappearance before his body was even found.
Eventually the official autopsy from the medical examiner's office revealed that Wright likely died from a drug overdose.
An independent autopsy, sanctioned by the family, indicates foul play. It shows that Wright's throat appears to have been slashed, he was also missing two front teeth and an ear.
The official autopsy did not reveal those things, plus nothing has been released as to when the drugs got into Wright's system.
MacLeod says Sheriff Maddox has done nothing but lie to the Wrights.
MacLeod says the Sheriff had told the family that they were tracking Wright's whereabouts through his cell phone for two days, then on the third he claimed they didn't do that because AT&T did not allow them.
MacLeod calls that "nonsensical".
Sheriff Maddox would not give 12News a comment since the investigation is ongoing.
It is now in the hands of a Texas Ranger from Lufkin, and the FBI is helping with the case.
Our call to the Ranger was not returned.