MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Relatives and friends of Lorenzen Wright gathered Wednesday and grieved for the former NBA player who has been missing for 10 days.
Wright's uncle, Curtis Wright, told The Associated Press that police called the player's father, Herb Wright, on Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died.
Sgt. Alyssa Macon-Moore of the Memphis Police Department wrote in an e-mail to the AP that police were investigating the death of an unidentified man beside a wooded area about 15 miles south of downtown Memphis.
Asked if the man was Wright, she wrote they could not confirm the victim's identity Wednesday night. But Thursday, the Commercial Appeal of Memphis cited law enforcement sources confirming the man was Wright.