Reports: Wright’s body found in Memphis

The body of missing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been

found by law enforcement officials, according to multiple


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 , 34, 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


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.