Body of Lorenzen Wright found near Memphis
By Trey Kerby
On Monday, we mentioned the mysterious disappearance of former NBA journeyman Lorenzen Wright(notes). The 34-year-old Wright, who last played in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009, had been missing from his Smyrna, Tenn., home since July 18.
Unfortunately, news broke Wednesday afternoon that Wright's body had been found. 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.
Obviously, nothing will be made official until police completes its investigation, but no matter the official findings, this is terrible. Not only was Lorenzen Wright way, way, way too young to die, he leaves behind six children. Just terrible.
Our condolences and prayers go out to Lorenzen Wright's family.
Very sad, apparently he was shot, no suicide, saddest part is he is leaving 6 children behind.