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Police probe homicide; family mourns ex-NBA player

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In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lorenzen Wright poses at the NBA basketball team's media day in Independence, Ohio. Relatives and friends of Wright gathered Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Lorenzen Wright poses at the NBA basketball team's media day in Independence, Ohio. Relatives and friends of Wright gathered Wednesday, July 28, 2010,

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say they are investigating the discovery of a body that family members have said is missing NBA player Lorenzen Wright as a homicide.

Police have not confirmed that identity. The body was found Wednesday in a wooded area in southeast Memphis.

Relatives tell The Associated Press that the body is Wright and they are mourning his loss. The 34-year-old Memphis native was last seen July 18. His family filed a missing person report with police July 22.

The Memphis Police Department is leading the investigation but has provided little information about the case or how the victim died. A statement from the department Thursday said it has "some of the finest homicide investigators" working on the case and will release details later.

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