News They Found His Body
posted by November 19 at 10:36 AMon
The latest in the Tony Harris story, according to the cover of today’s Seattle P-I:
The search for a missing former Washington State University basketball star ended Sunday when his body was found in the city of Formosa in Brazil, according to Brazilian news accounts.
Harris was found in a vacant lot with an electrical cord tied around his neck, Brazilian media reported…
He phoned his wife, Lori Harris, of Kent, Nov. 2 from Brazil, and said he feared for his life and had been hearing rumors involving himself.
Harris also told her that if he didn’t leave right away, he would not make it out of the country. His team was holding Harris’ passport.
Just checked the P-I’s website for updates—they’re good about updates—and according to an Associated Press story posted at 8:15 am, authorities in Sao Paolo are thinking suicide might the cause of death. And the instrument has gone from being an electrical cord to being a shoelace.
The spokesman, Norton Luiz, says the shoelace from one of his sneakers was around his neck when the body was found yesterday at the base of a tree, as if it fell from the branches. He also says police are not ruling out homicide.
An anonymous tip led police to find the body in a wooded area at an Army training ground near the town of Formosa, about 50 miles from the capital of Brasilia.
(At 9:55 am, the Seattle Times reported that AP story.)