Lorenzen Wright was shot to death and police are investigating as a homicide

July 29, 2010

(ChattahBox) – More details are emerging in the stunning death of former NBA player, Lorenzen Wright, who was  found dead outside Memphis, days after being reported missing.  The 34-year-old Memphis native was last seen on Jul 18, leaving his ex-wife’s house, and the family filed a missing person’s report on Jul 22.  Family members had said Wednesday that police told them Wright’s body had been found near an apartment complex, though initial reports said his was found in a wooded area.Police said a 911 call was placed from Wright’s cell phone early on July 19. Investigators determined the call came from the area where the body was found and on Wednesday searched the woods and found Wright.  The AP is reporting that Lorenzen was shot to death, and the case, according to police, is being investigated as a homicide.  The 6’11” Lorenzen played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and most recently the Cleveland Cavaliers during his 13 years in the NBA.


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