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Source: Lorenzen Wright Found Dead in Southeast Memphis

A source tells Eyewitness News a body found in a wooded area near Hacks Cross and Winchester is that of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.
Lorenzen Wright in position for a rebound.
Lorenzen Wright in position for a rebound.
MEMPHIS, TN – Wednesday afternoon, July 28, 2010,  Memphis police found a body in Southeast Memphis, in a wooded area near Hacks Cross and Winchester. A source tells Eyewitness News the body is that of missing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, and that he was shot multiple times.

Germantown police say a 911 call has been turned over to Memphis police in connection to this investigation.

Wright’s mother filed a missing person’s report with Collierville police, Thursday, July 22, but his father told Eyewitness News that he was on vacation in Europe.

The Associated Press is reporting that Lorenzen’s uncle says Memphis police have confirmed to family members that it is the former Grizzlies player.

Thousands of people have converged on the scene causing traffic to backup. The scene is so crowded, police had a hard time getting a command truck into the are where the body was found.

Stay with myEyewitnessNews.com for more on this developing situation.
Memphis police investigate the death of a man who was found dead in Southeast Memphis.
Memphis police investigate the death of a man who was found dead in Southeast Memphis.
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