July 29th, 2010
08:45 PM ET

Body identified as NBA's Lorenzen Wright

A body found in southeast Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday has been identified as that of former professional basketball player Lorenzen Wright, Memphis police said Thursday.

The cause of death has been ruled as "homicide by gunshot wound," police said in a news release, adding that the Shelby County medical examiner used dental records to confirm Wright's identity.

"Investigators continue to work around the clock to bring justice to Mr. Wright and his family," the police department said in a statement.

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