Pamela Sue Wright's death
Cause Of 'Wright Beatth A Mystery To Officials By JEROME t. CURRY Of tbe Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Post-Dispatch Stiff ' Officials are puzzled about how Pamela Pamela Sue Wright died. An autopsy of the 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old 18-year-old girl's body yesterday disclosed no evidence of injury with the exception of a cut over the right eye. Further tests must be done to determine the cause of death, said Raymond I. Harris, chief investigator for the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office. No bullet wounds were found. No stab wounds were found. No abnormal bruising bruising was discovered. No bones were broken or injured. Miss Wright's decomposed body was found Sunday in a wooded area about five miles from her Oakville home. She had been abducted Sept. 3 from her home by a man who carried a shotgun. An identification of the body was confirmed confirmed yesterday through dental records, clothing and two rings identified by her mother. The body was found by a hiker in Point Creek at the southeastern tip of St. Louis County. Harris said that he probably would return a homicide verdict in the death even if further autopsy tests were negative. . Pamela Sue Wright "Death is from something other than natural causes," Harris said. "She was too healthy for it to be otherwise." Tissue samples from the body will he Kidnap Victim Shy, examined microscopically and chemically chemically in the more sophisticated part of the autopsy. Such tests usually take several days. Miss Wright, a spring graduate of Oakville High School, was abducted from her home at 136 Martigney Drive by a man who broke into the house, bound her mother and brother and then left with her. Miss Wright's mother, Mary, a widow, 47 years old, told police that she pleaded with the man not to take her daughter. "Don't worry mother, I'll be okay," the girl told her mother as she left. Police are seeking a 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old 36-year-old man for questioning in the case. Some of the man's co-workers co-workers co-workers at an electrical firm told police that he resembled a composite composite drawing of the abductor. A white pickup truck seen near the Wright home the night Pamela Sue was abducted is similar to one owned by him, police have been told. The man in question has been charged in warrants with two counts of child molestation involving his 12-year-old 12-year-old 12-year-old 12-year-old 12-year-old daughter. The man and his wife are separated. The daughter is with her mother. Police searching for him believe that he frequents areas of Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois as well as the Missouri side of the St. Louis area. He was believed to still be in the area as late as last Thursday.