Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lorenzen Wright body dead has been found by law enforcement officials, according to multiple reports.

The body of missing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been found by law enforcement officials, according to multiple reports.

Wright’s uncle, Curtis Wright, says Memphis police have confirmed to family members that the body found in a wooded area in the southeastern part of the city is the former Grizzlies player, according to The Associated Press.

A law enforcement source also told The Commercial Appeal in Memphis that the body was Wright's.

Wright had been missing since July 19, and his body was found by someone who called the police on Wednesday, the newspaper's report said.

The Memphis Police Department did not officially comment, but it is investigating a 911 hangup call from Wright's cellphone on Monday morning.

According to a police report released on Wednesday, Wright could have been a victim of foul play after he was thought to be seen carrying some amount of cash while leaving his ex-wife’s home in the nearby Memphis suburb of Collierville.

Wright's former wife, Sherra Robinson Wright, 39, told police that she didn't know who he left with or what type of car they were in.

Friends told The Commercial Appeal that Wright recently flew from Atlanta to Memphis to visit friends and his six children.

Wright had planned to drive back to the Atlanta area on July 19 with his children and a friend and was last seen at approximately 2 a.m. ET on July 19.

Wright was selected as the No. 7 overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft and played for five NBA teams during his 13 years in the league, which included five years with the Memphis Grizzlies after two seasons at the University of Memphis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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