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Pro Basketball Player Arrested in Connection with Kidnapping and Murder of 23-Year-Old Woman


In a shocking turn of events, pro basketball player Chance Comanche, 27, has been arrested by the FBI and charged with the disappearance, kidnapping, and murder of 23-year-old Marayna Rodgers. The young medical assistant from Washington state was last seen alive in Las Vegas on December 6, with her remains later discovered in a desert area in Henderson, Nevada.

Comanche, who was detained in Sacramento, is accused of unlawfully detaining Rodgers without her consent “for the purpose of killing her and/or inflicting bodily harm.” The charges against him are expected to be upgraded to include murder. Currently held without bond in the Sacramento County Jail, Comanche has also been released by the Stockton Kings, the team he was associated with.

The incident unfolded on December 5 when the Stockton Kings played against the G League Ignite in Henderson, just a night before Rodgers went missing. Henderson is located 15 miles away from Las Vegas.

In a chilling development, Comanche’s girlfriend, 19-year-old Sakari Harnden, was allegedly seen with Rodgers on the night of her disappearance. Witnesses reported seeing Rodgers getting into a car with Harnden, who has since been arrested on a first-degree kidnapping charge. Harnden is currently held in a downtown Las Vegas jail, with bail set at $500,000.

This tragic case has sent shockwaves through the sports community, raising questions about the events leading to Rodgers’ disappearance and the involvement of those associated with the pro basketball player. As the investigation unfolds, more details are expected to emerge, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this harrowing incident.

Written by:
Dana Sterling-Editor


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