Bad news… We told you this weekend that former NBA player Lorenzen Wright had gone missing and his family feared the worst. News just broke that his body has been discovered in the woods of Memphis Tennessee
Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has reportedly been found dead in a wooded area in Southeast Memphis.
Memphis police are still investigating, but a report on myEyewitnessNews.com indicates that the body found “had been shot and it may be self inflicted.” We haven’t yet seen confirmation from authorities, but it appears that Wright’s disappearance may have ended in the worst way imaginable. We’ll continue to monitor this story for further updates.
Wright had been missing since July 17th after leaving his ex-wife’s home. His family filed a missing person’s report on July 23rd and said that they feared he’d been the victim of foul play — suspicions the police initially downplayed. Earlier on Wednesday, police had announced that they had found a body in southeastern Memphis as they investigated Wright’s location based on his last known phone call, a 911 hangup made early in the morning of July 18th.
Wright had been having financial problems, but reportedly was carrying a good deal of cash when he disappeared, which raises the possibility of robbery as a motive for murder.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. R.I.P.