Ex-G League Player Chance Comanche and Sakari Harnden Face Open Murder Charge

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Former G League player Chance Comanche and his girlfriend, Sakari Harnden, are currently facing serious charges following the tragic death of 23 year old Marayna Rodgers in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department revealed that Rodgers, a medical assistant from Washington state, went missing on December 7 after meeting Comanche and Harnden on December 5.

Subsequently, Harnden was arrested by Las Vegas police on December 13, while Comanche was apprehended by the FBI in Sacramento on December 15.

Initially charged with kidnapping, both Comanche and Harnden now face an amended charge of open murder, according to the LVMPD. Investigators were able to locate human remains in a desert area in Henderson, Nevada, based on information obtained after the arrest of the two individuals. The Clark County Coroner identified the remains as belonging to Marayna Rodgers.

Former G League Player Chance Comanche and Partner Implicated in Kidnapping Case, Now Facing Murder Charges:

Detectives concluded that Chance Comanche and Harnden were responsible for Rodgers’ tragic murder, leading to the charges being upgraded.

Harnden is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center, while Comanche awaits extradition to Nevada, confined at the Sacramento County Main Jail. Following the discovery of Rodgers’ body, the charges against both individuals will be altered to murder, as stated by law enforcement authorities.

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After Comanche’s apprehension, the Stockton Kings released him from the team. The team had been in Henderson on December 5 for a game against the G League Ignite. Despite Rodgers’ murder, Comanche continued to play for the Kings in three subsequent games, with his last appearance for the team occurring on December 12.

Chance Comanche, a 6 foot-10 player, previously played for Arizona from 2015 to 2017, appearing in 60 games and starting twice during his sophomore year. And his average playing time increased from six minutes in his first year to 18.1 minutes in his second year, where he scored an average of 6.3 points per game. Notably, he achieved a career high of 14 points against New Mexico and recorded a double-double at Stanford.

Undrafted in 2017, Comanche pursued his career in the G League and Turkey before briefly appearing in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers in April 2023.

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