Man arrested in 2010 murder of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright

Lorenzen Wright hangs on the rim after dunking during a 1997 NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves

Man Charged in 2010 Murder of Former Grizzlies Center Lorenzen Wright

On Tuesday, authorities made an arrest in the more than 7-year-old murder case of ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose bullet-riddled body was found in suburban Memphis back on June 28, 2010, 10 days after he was first reported missing.

According to Fox News, investigators in Shelby County, Tennessee, believe 46-year-old Billy Turner killed Wright more than seven years ago near Memphis.

The Shelby County District Attorney's Office announced that Turner is being held on a $1 million bond and does not now have a court date set for the suspect's arraignment.

Police said last month that they had found a gun used in the killing in a lake in Mississippi.

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Lorenzen was a star at the University of Memphis, and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association - including 5 with his hometown Memphis Grizzlies. He averaged 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 778 career games.

"He was a young man who never forgot who he was, where he came from, the values that shaped him and the people who encouraged him along the way", then-Memphis mayor A.C. Wharton said at the time, per The Commercial Appeal.

Wright was last seen alive on July 18, 2010 as he left his ex-wife's house. According to an affidavit, Sherra told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs. He called 911 from a field late that night and his decomposed body was later found nearby by search dogs. His corpse weighed 57 pounds.

The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County District Attorney's office held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that Turner had been indicted and charged with the 1st-degree murder of Wright, per TMZ. When Wright was found, the former athlete had two gunshot wounds in his head, two bullets in his chest and bullet fragments in his forearm.

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