The victim was reported missing by his sone on 12/5/96. The victim allegedly boarded an Amtrak Train at the Winter Haven railway station on 11/17/96. He was enroute to Neward, New Jersey to see a family member who was dying. He apparently never arrived at his destination.
An unidentified body was located by New Jersey authorities on 11/22/96. On 08/03/12 fingerprints were compared of the unidentified body to those of Fred Wright from an arrest by Bartow Police Department and the match was positive. The Medical Examiner in Newark, NJ accepted this as positive identification of Mr. Wright. Closed/Located.