Details are beginning to emerge about the untimely death of NBA player Lorenzen Wright. Lorenzen was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area, about 15 miles away from downtown Memphis.
Fanhouse.com reports that the police have ruled that Lorenzen’s death was a homicide by gunshot, but they have yet to name any suspects.
There might have been warning signs about Lorenzen’s death. Prior to a family member filing a missing persons report, three strangers visited Lorenzen’s ex-wife, Sherra Robinson Wright, at her home. Sherra said the men had guns tucked into their waistbands. Supposedly the three men asked if her ex-husband might be home visiting his six children.
According to the report, Sherra rushed to her divorce attorney to discuss her concerns about the safety of her children, herself and her ex-husband, after the incident.
A few weeks after that visit, Lorenzen was found dead.
It is not known whether or not the armed men are in fact linked to the homicide of Lorenzen. The details are still developing. Since the confirmation of Lorenzen’s death, his family has issued a statement saying, “Lorenzen’s family has come together to mourn his loss and honor his legacy. We appreciate your thoughts, prayers and condolences, as they are comforting at this very difficult time. Additionally, we ask that you please respect our privacy as we try to cope with his sudden loss."