Police are now searching for Michael Sharron Wright, 26, of 206 W. College St. who is accused of killing his uncle Kirk Douglas Wright Sr..
Kirk Wright was reported missing around 9 a.m. Wednesday officers searched the neighborhood and talked to a man who said he had found a makeshift grave in a wooded area behind an abandoned house at the end of 4th Street. The body was removed and identified as Kirk Wright Sr.
A preliminary autopsy showed Kirk Wright died from asphyxiation. Michael Wright is described as a black man, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 227 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous, police cautioned. Members of the public should not approach them.
Anyone with information on Michael Wright’s whereabouts should call Oxford Police Sgt. Lynn Curl at 919-603-1208, Det. Pat Ford at 919-603-1209 or Crime Stoppers at 919-693-3100.