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Police search home of ex-wife of slain former NBA player

By Gabriel Falcon, CNN
Lorenzen Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004. His death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot.
Lorenzen Wright played for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2004. His death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wright's death has been ruled a homicide
  • His ex-wife's home was searched Sunday, police say
  • A memorial service is being held Wednesday afternoon
RELATED TOPICS
  • NBA Basketball
  • Memphis

(CNN) -- Police investigating the shooting death of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright have searched the home of his ex-wife, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a public memorial service for Wright will be held Wednesday afternoon at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The body of Wright, 34, was found in a wooded area in Memphis on July 28, police said. The death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot wound.

Wright had been missing since visiting his ex-wife's home in Collierville, Tennessee, on July 18, police said. Collierville is about 20 miles east of Memphis.

A search warrant was executed at the home on Sunday, Sgt. Alyssa Macon-Moore of the Memphis Police Department told CNN. Police refused to comment on the scope of the search or what, if any, items were seized.

Messages left with the attorney representing Sherra Robinson, Wright's ex-wife, were not immediately returned.

Wright played for 13 seasons in the NBA. A power forward, he was on five teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies and the Wright family have invited the public to attend a memorial service for the slain basketball player at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The FedExForum, where the service will be held, is the home of the Grizzlies.

The family has asked that donations be made to a memorial fund in Wright's honor.