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Ex-NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Found Dead, Uncle Says

Lorenzen Wright (AP Photo, file)

Lorenzen Wright (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Lorenzen Wright has been found dead near Memphis, the ex-NBA player's uncle, Curtis Wright, said.

Wright, 34, disappeared on July 19, and over the last several days his family has appealed for him to surface, filing a missing person report with police on July 22.

Wright's sister, Adriane Harris, told The Memphis Commercial Appeal that Wright had been out of touch before, but "not to this extent."

CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis reported that Wright was having financial problems. His home in Atlanta was foreclosed, WREG said.

Prior to the body turning up in a wooded area close to where Wright was last seen, the police said they didn't suspect foul play.

The 6'11" Wright played in the NBA for more than a decade for five different teams.

  • Crimesider Staff

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