Friday, October 7, 2011

2nd Traskwood body identified UPDATE

Posted By on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:59 AM

MARISSA WRIGHT
A second body found buried in the yard of Marissa Wright of Traskwood has been identified as Randal Anderson, about 53, of Mabelvale.

Earlier, authorities identified Joe Lee Richards Jr., son of a Benton alderman and former Saline County sheriff, as one of the buried bodies.

Wright, who was charged yesterday with capital murder, has been linked to murder before. The D-G said this morning she was identified as an accomplice in a 1993 slaying. She was charged, then given immunity for testifying against a man convicted of capital murder. She and another man were paid with cocaine to kill Jeff Rhodes, 21, according to the newspaper account. Not an ideal candidate for a girlfriend, doesn't sound like.

Mara Leveritt tells me that Wright got a mention in her book, "Boys on the Tracks," about the mysterious deaths in Saline County of two boys run over by a train. I won't even begin to try to detail the conspiracy theories bundled up in that tale about life in not-so-quiet Saline County, but at least one TV website comment string has already invoked the famous case.

NOTED: Marissa Wright's Facebook page indicates a taste for gospel music.

UPDATE: Fox 16 reports the arrest of another woman in the case, for hindering apprehension and abuse of a corpse.

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