Missing Former NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Found Dead in Memphis, TN at Age 34 (UPDATE: Homicide Investigation, Died from Gun Shot Wounds)
Lorenzen Wright, the 34 year old former NBA star was found dead in Memphis, TN. His body was found in a wooded area 15 miles south of downtown Memphis. There have been no reports as to the cause of death of the 13 year NBA veteran.
Wright was last seen on July 18, 2010 and his family had reported him missing on July 22.
From Eyewitness News in Memphis:
Memphis police are investigating the body of a man who was found in Southeast Memphis and a source tells Eyewitness News that is Lorenzen Wright.
According to sources, the body was found in the wooded area of Hacks Cross and Winchester Road. [...] The source has updated Eyewitness News saying, Lorenzen Wright had been shot multiple times and it does not appear to be suicide.
Police have confirmed that the cause of death of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright was a gun shot. They are investigating the case as a homicide. Fox News is reporting that he was shot at least 12 times.
Memphis police have confirmed the murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Relatives of Wright had previously said remains found in a wooded area were his, and Thursday afternoon, the Shelby County Medical Examiner officially identified the victim as Wright. The cause of death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, according to CBS affiliate WREG.