Lorenzen Wright Murder Confirmed; Authorities Say Gunshot Killed Ex-NBA Player
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS/WREG) Memphis police have confirmed the murder of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Relatives of Wright had previously said remains found in a wooded area were his, and Thursday afternoon, the Shelby County Medical Examiner officially identified the victim as Wright. The cause of death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot wound, according to CBS affiliate WREG.
The medical examiner made the identification through dental records.
Police also confirmed a 911 call was placed from Wright's phone in the early hours of July 19th, the last day he was seen by family members.
The 34-year-old Memphis native was reported missing on July 22.
The 6'11" Wright played in the NBA for more than a decade for five different teams.