Damnnn it’s a lot of ish behind Lorenzen Wright’s death. Sherra Robinson Wright, ex-wife to the deceased, has been facing a lot of questions since his murder. According to neighbors Sherra has reportedly been acting very strange and even lit a backyard fire on one of the hottest nights of the Summer. Is it possible that she knows more than she’s letting on?
Homicide detectives searched the backyard of Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife on Sunday, focusing on a fire pit Sherra Wright used on the day the former NBA journeyman was reported missing.
WPTY-TV in Memphis said neighbors contacted police because they thought it was strange for Sherra Wright to start a fire in the backyard of her Collierville home, a Memphis suburb, on one of the hottest nights of the year.
Neighbors say Sherra Wright has engaged in other strange behavior in recent weeks. Tim Coleman said he recently overheard an emotional Sherra Wright demanding money over the phone.
“I just heard her talking to somebody about needing her money,” Coleman said. “I don’t know anymore than that. I really try not to listen to it but when she’s screaming it’s hard not to hear stuff.”
Memphis attorney Gail Mathes, who is representing representing Sherra Wright, told the Daily News last week that three armed men came to her home about six weeks ago looking for the 13-season NBA veteran, and threatened to kill her or one of her children if she went to the cops.
Lawyer Gail Mathes said the men indicated that her ex-husband owed them money.
Lorenzen Wright did not seem alarmed when his former wife told him about the incident, Mathes said. She did not immediately go to the police because she was afraid for herself and her children. She alerted police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville on Monday.
The 6-11 Wright, 34, whose 13-season NBA career included stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers, had traveled from his home in Atlanta to his native Memphis to visit family and friends. He was last seen on July 19. His family reported him missing three days later. His body was found Wednesday in woods in southeast Memphis.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that police in Germantown, which is near Collierville, got a 911 call from Wright’s cell phone on the 19th. About a dozen gunshots can be heard on an alleged recording of the call. Germantown Police Chief Richard Hall did not find out about the call until Tuesday, the day before Wright’s body was found.
Wright’s body was discovered by a police dog. Medical examiners determined that he died from a gunshot wound.