Who is Sakari Harnden accused of helping NBA G League player Chance Commanche commit murder?

Sakari Harnden, a 19-year-old, has unfortunately garnered attention for a rather unfortunate reason. The murder case involving her and Chance Comanche, a star basketball player, has lately generated widespread media attention.

Sadly, in this case, Chance’s basketball career is seemingly approaching a disastrous end. Amidst the viral case investigations, in which the police have publicly stated Chance and Sakari’s involvement in the case, interest is quite high in unraveling vast information about Sakari.

Who is Sakari Harnden?

The recent news of former NBA player Chance Comanche and his girlfriend Sakari Harnden being involved in the murder case of 23-year-old Marayna Rodgers has generated significant interest in learning more about Sakari Harnden. Sakari Harnden, the girlfriend of Chance Comanche, is a 19-year-old woman who is 8 years younger than Chance, the 27-year-old basketball star.

NBA G League player Chance Commanche  and  Sakari Harnden accused of helping commit murder leading to people wanting to know more about Sakari Harnden.
Sakari Harnden Via New York Post

Sakari Harnden, amid a sensitive case currently, has been involved in other cases in the past. Per reports by Times Now News, the NBA player’s girlfriend Sakari Harnden, was charged with theft in Las Vegas Justice Court for allegedly stealing a Rolex watch. This previous case has inspired many to believe that it could play a huge part in her current case of kidnapping and murder.

The ongoing case involving Sakari Harnden, who is facing charges for the murder of her friend Marayna Rodgers, has raised questions about her innocence due to her past. Sakari Harnden was arrested after Rodgers went missing following a reported outing with Sakari Harnden. Furthermore, Sakari Harnden was eventually accused of committing the heinous crime of murdering her friend Marayna Rodgers.

Sakari Harnden and Chance Commanche accused of murder

The G-League Chance Comanche, a basketball player for the Stockton Kings, was arrested alongside his girlfriend Sakari Harnden in connection with the tragic incident involving the kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Marayna Rodgers. As a result, the NBA G League team Stockton Kings decided to waive Chance Comanche.

According to Chris Haynes, a reporter for Bleacher Sports, the authorities have found the remains of Marayna Rodgers in the Henderson desert. The police department has filed charges against Sakari Harnden and Chance Comanche for the kidnapping and murder of Rodgers.

NBA G League player Chance Commanche  and  Sakari Harnden accused of helping commit murder leading to people wanting to know more about Sakari Harnden.
Sakari Harnden Via Getty

According to a statement from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the case involves Marayna Rodgers, a medical assistant from Washington. On December 5th, she went out to meet her 19-year-old friend Sakari Harnden. Sakari’s girlfriend, Chance Comanche, who is 27 years old, was also invited to join them. Rodgers was last heard from during the reported outing, and a missing person report was subsequently filed against her following the alleged kidnapping.

Furthermore, the police department recently suspected Chance Comanche and his girlfriend Sakari Harnden of kidnapping, leading to their booking. As a result of this incident, the Kings ultimately waived Chance. As the case unfolds, it has been revealed that Rodgers’ remains were discovered in the Vegas desert shortly after Chance and Sakari’s arrest. The police department strongly believes that Chance and Sakari are responsible for the crime.

Chance was not picked in the 2017 NBA Draft after completing two years at the University of Arizona. He subsequently succeeded in the G League. He spent a significant amount of time playing basketball in Turkey before making his NBA debut with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2023.

Unfortunately, Chance’s NBA career seems to have ended abruptly owing to possible prison time; he only returned to the G League this year. People are waiting with bated breath to see how the case turns out while the police investigation progresses. Chance’s basketball career is at risk.

Shariare Hasib

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Shariare Hasib is an NBA Editor at SportsKnot. With a master's degree in journalism from a prestigious university, Shariare started writing about the sport during his undergraduate years. Since then, he has been fascinated by LeBron James' lasting impact as well as Stephen Curry's incredible consistency. He specializes in live basketball coverage. Apart from reporting on trade speculations and match updates during off-season activities, Shariare frequently interacts with fan communities to stay abreast of the constantly evolving NBA scene.


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