Stockton Kings Player Arrested For Murder, Dumping Body in Desert After a Game
Stockton Kings player, Chance Comanche, a 27-year-old, 6-foot-10 center, has been arrested by the FBI for suspicion of kidnapping and murder. Officials say he helped murder Marayna Rodgers after a Stockton Kings game against Las Vegas Ignite and dumped her body in the desert.
Rodgers was reported missing on December 7th after not being seen since December 5th. Witnesses told Las Vegas PD that Rodgers had been scheduled to meet with Comanche and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Sakari Harnden who has also been arrested. On Dec. 13, Harnden was booked into Las Vegas jail. Two days later on December 15, Comanche was taken into custody by FBI agents in Sacramento.
During the course of the investigation after the arrests were made, officials were able to locate and recover the remains of Rodgers’ body in the desert near Henderson, Nevada. LVMPD detectives believe both Comanche and Harnden were both responsible for Rodgers’ death and they say the two will be charged with murder.
Comanche was called up from the G League last year to play for the Portland Trailblazers, but sent back down to the Stockton Kings this year. He was cut from the team following his arrest on Friday. He is scheduled for a court appearance later this week in Sacramento, and is expected to be extradited to Nevada.