Muskogee businessman found dead

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Aug. 4—The owner of two Muskogee-based websites has been found dead, said Reggie Cotton, Muskogee deputy police chief.

Leif Wright, 53, was found dead Wednesday morning in his west side home, Cotton said.

Police were called at approximately 11:15 a.m. to do a welfare check at the home in which he lived on West Okmulgee Avenue.

"We are investigating it," Cotton said. "It's early in the investigation and we're looking at every aspect of it."

Wright's body was taken to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause and manner of death, he said.

Wright was the owner of and

Before beginning his online sites, Wright worked for the Muskogee Phoenix. He started his career with the Phoenix in August 1995, when he was hired as a copy editor. He left in 1996 and returned the following year as a news editor, a job he retained until January 2000. He won several awards for his work while at the Phoenix.