Plot Thickens In Wright’s Murder

by August 01, 2010

According to the AJC, some sinister men came looking for Lorenzen Wright (R.I.P.) not two months before he went missing: “Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman’s attorney said Friday. Sherra Wright warned her ex-husband, the father of her children, about the visit by men dressed in sport coats with weapons tucked in their waistbands, lawyer Gail Mathes said. But she was frightened by their threats and didn’t tell authorities about it until Monday, when she alerted police in the Memphis suburb of Collierville, near her home. ‘She was told that if she said anything she would be killed, or her children,’ Mathes said. ‘Mrs. Wright was terrified.’ The body of the 34-year-old athlete was found in woods in Memphis on Wednesday, six days after his family reported him missing. He was last seen around midnight July 18, when he stayed over at his ex-wife’s house…An investigation is now under way by police in nearby Germantown, another Memphis suburb, about how a 911 call from Wright’s phone early on July 19 was handled. Autopsy results haven’t been released, so it’s not clear when Wright died or how many times he was shot. Police said the medical examiner had to use dental records to establish a positive identity, indicating the body might have been in the woods for some time before it was found by a police search team.”