R.I.P Lorenzen Wright

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» Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:21 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_d ... nba-258871

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.

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» Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:57 pm
sucks man. dude was an NBA player which was very under-the-radar, but everyone had heard of him. will be interesting to see what the investigation leads to.

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» Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Mr. Crackerz wrote:sucks man. dude was an NBA player which was very under-the-radar, but everyone had heard of him. will be interesting to see what the investigation leads to.

Yes, something is definitely up, this type of thing just seems to pop up yearly very sad
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» Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:29 pm
I know he went missing, but didn't expect this to happen.
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» Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:57 pm
always liked his name , sad story...

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» Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:21 pm
Apparently people had been after Lorenzen, am sure further investigation will reveal more.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=A ... ht-killing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman’s attorney said Friday.

Sherra Wright warned her ex-husband, the father of her children, about the visit by men dressed in sport coats with weapons tucked in their waistbands, lawyer Gail Mathes said. But she was frightened by their threats and didn’t tell authorities about it until Monday, when she alerted police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, near her home.

“She was told that if she said anything she would be killed, or her children,” Mathes said. “Mrs. Wright was terrified.”

The body of the 34-year-old athlete was found in woods in Memphis on Wednesday, six days after his family reported him missing. He was last seen around midnight July 18, when he stayed over at his ex-wife’s house.

Sherra Wright told officers he left in the middle of the night with an unidentified person. Police records indicate Wright was probably carrying a large amount of cash when he disappeared.

An investigation is now under way by police in nearby Germantown, another Memphis suburb, about how a 911 call from Wright’s phone early on July 19 was handled.

Autopsy results haven’t been released, so it’s not clear when Wright died or how many times he was shot. Police said the medical examiner had to use dental records to establish a positive identity, indicating the body might have been in the woods for some time before it was found by a police search team.

Memphis police are leading the homicide investigation and won’t discuss a motive or if they have suspects. Memphis police Lt. Alan Ruhl said Friday that the department isn’t discussing details of the case because the investigation is ongoing.

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