The uncle of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright said Wednesday that police have told the family the athlete who had been missing for 10 days has been found dead.
Curtis Wright told the Associated Press that police called the player's father, Herb Wright, Wednesday afternoon with the news he had died. There was no immediate word on the cause.
Nearly 50 people gathered next to a road blocked off by police beside a wooded area about 15 miles south of downtown Memphis, while helicopters showed investigators scouring for evidence.
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