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The Lorenzen Wright Murder Investigation: Detectives Swarm Ex-Wife’s Home

Detectives with the Memphis Police Department searched the home of Wright’s ex-wife Sherra.
Lorenzen Wright
Lorenzen Wright
MEMPHIS,TN – Homicide detectives spent their Sunday afternoon in Sherra Wright’s Collierville home collecting evidence. They spent an hour in the backyard which doesn’t come as a surprise to neighbors Tim Coleman and Ruth Ann Carnes who saw heavy smoke coming from the fire pit the day Lorenzen went missing. They say that’s because Sherra Wright started a fire in the backyard, and they thought it was unusual for Wright to light a fire on one of the hottest days of the year.

Coleman says that’s not the only bizarre behavior he’s noticed over the weeks. While on the phone in her front yard he heard Sherra Wright on the phone. “I just heard her talking to somebody about needing her money. 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.”

Neighbors like Ruth Ann Carnes say former Grizzlies and Tigers Player Lorenzen Wright lived for his children. “He was a big tweeter and he talked about his kids all the time.”

It’s been four days since Lorenzen Wright’s body was discovered in a field. He was reported missing by his mother July 22, 2010. He was last seen by his ex-wife July 18, 2010. Sherra Wright has been questioned by Memphis Police, so far no one has been charged in connection with Lorenzen Wright’s death.
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