Ex-Arizona Wildcats basketball player Chance Comanche charged with murder


Chance Comanche, a former basketball player who competed in the G-League and participated for the Arizona Wildcats from 2015 to 2017, was taken into custody on Friday and is currently facing open allegations of kidnapping and murder, according to the authorities.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, detectives discovered that Marayna Rodgers, who is 23 years old, had arranged to meet up with her friend Sakari Harnden, who is 19 years old, and Comanche, who is 27 years old, on December 5.

She had not been seen or heard from, and the investigators feared that she had been murdered.

After gathering the necessary evidence, the detectives were able to place Harnden and Comanche under arrest for their roles in the kidnapping of Rodgers. The Clark County Detention Center was the location where Harnden was booked after he was taken into custody on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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The Criminal Apprehension Team of the California Federal Bureau of Investigation made the arrest of Comanche in Sacramento.

The remains of Rodgers were recognized by the Clark County Coroner after they were discovered by detectives in a desert region in Henderson, Nevada.

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In collaboration with the office of the Clark County District Attorney, the police announced that the charges against Harnden and Comanche will be changed to open murder.

On Tuesday, prior to the arrests, Comanche participated in a game for the Stockton Kings and played for a total of 34 minutes. Friday was the day that the Kings let him go.

The 12-foot-10 center from Beverly Hills participated in sixty games for Arizona over the course of two seasons. Based to ESPN’s rankings, he was one of the top 100 recruits from the class of 2015.


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