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Dozens march in 'Justice for Alfred Wright' rally

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Alfred Wright's father Douglas led the way as more than 50 people marched in unison through downtown Beaumont Saturday.

"We will not shut up until justice is served," said Annilia Wright-Mosley, Alfred's sister.

Almost two months after his body was found wearing nothing but underwear, a sock and one shoe, Alfred Wright's loved ones feel they are no closer to finding out the truth about what happened, and brought their fight to Jefferson County Saturday, ending their march at the steps of the Jack Brooks Federal Building in Beaumont.

"If Alfred Wright was your son, would not you want justice?" asked family friend Clay Lewis of the crowd.

Wright went missing from Sabine County in early November. A family search party found his body in a nearby wooded area nearly three weeks later. Family members say they are extremely unsatisfied, even suspicious, of the way the Sabine County Sheriff's Office handled the search and subsequent death investigation. Wright's family believes he was murdered.

Earlier this week, toxicology results from Wright's first autopsy stated that he had a combination of cocaine and methamphetamine in his system, and concluded that his death was an accident.

"My brother would never, ever do drugs... everything that they have released, I know it's a lie and they're covering up something," said Wright-Mosley.

Houston activist Quanell X was also on hand in support.

"We are calling on the Department of Justice of the United States of America to step in on behalf of the family of Alfred Wright, and we're calling on the FBI to be an advocate for Alfred Wright," he said to the crowd.

One by one, Wright's family spoke to marchers.

"I've always had a hard time speaking in front of people, but there were many times that Alfred spoke on my behalf, and now it's time for me to speak for him," said Alfred's widow Lauren.

"I just want you to know that the Lord had nothing to do with [Alfred's death], that this was done by an evil hand, and I want justice for my son," said Alfred's mother Rosalind.

"I can hear the spirit of my son saying to his abductors, that 'Whatever you do to me, you will not get away with it'," said Alfred's father Douglas.

The rally ended with a prayer, and a moment of silence.

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