Crime: Woman questioned in Lorenzen Wright murder case

According to WMC-TV in Memphis, a woman was taken in for questioning today in the continuing investigation into the Lorenzen Wright murder case.

Wright, 34, was found shot to death in a wooded area in Southeast Memphis on Wednesday (July 28). His mother reported him missing on July 22.

Around 1 p.m. today, homicide detectives arrived at the home of Herb Wright, Lorenzen’s father.

Wright, who has been in a wheelchair since gunfire severed his spinal chord in 1983, came outside to greet officers. After a brief conversation, Wright let the officers into his home. The patrolman went in first, followed by the two investigators.

A few moments later, a woman’s screams could be heard coming from inside the home. The tone was tearful, and blood curdling.

Within minutes, the investigators emerged. With them was a woman – a relative of Wright’s, we’re told – wearing a purple top and black pants. Read more…

The woman was not handcuffed when she was placed in the back of a patrol car and driven to police headquarters for questioning.

Also Friday, police examined surveillance video from businesses around a barbershop where Wright was reportedly last seen.

According to Wright’s barber, he last saw Wright on Monday afternoon (July 19) when he sat in his chair for a hair cut. But a 911 call from Wright’s cell phone to Germantown PD indicates he was killed in the early morning hours of Monday, while the barber shop was still closed.

Source: WLBT


18 Responses to “Crime: Woman questioned in Lorenzen Wright murder case”

  1. 1
    mirsmommy says:

    This story is beyond sad. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. :pray:

  2. 2
    starr says:

    Can’t stop thinking about his six kids. :pray:

  3. 3
    S_Baby says:

    To the family: your in my prayers and keep your head up :pray:

  4. 4
    Musiqal1 says:

    In the article it says that his name is being tarnished in connection to certain things. I haven’t read anything out the ordinary that would tarnish his name…do you guys know what he is referring to in the article?

  5. 5
    HALLE'S MUM says:

    This is truly the most horrific incident , he was a good person , I hope who ever is responsible is brought to justice !!!!

    Thanks for the update Sandra !!!!

  6. 6
    HALLE'S MUM says:


    They are saying he was a friend of craig pettis , google him he is dj paul brother for 666 mafia .

  7. 7
    HALLE'S MUM says:

    From 666 mafia

  8. 8
    Daisy says:

    I hope they resolve this matter and justice is served :pray:

  9. 9
    T.Y'z Cha Cha says:

    Surely there has to be a nicer picture of him and his wife in happier times??? :/ :shrugs:

  10. 10
    Musiqal1 says:

    OOh….thanks Halle’s Mum….ok now things are clearer. I hope he wasn’t involved in any such things either

  11. 11
    Sandra Rose says:

    T.Y’z Cha Cha says:

    Surely there has to be a nicer picture of him and his wife in happier times???


    These are not happier times… :/

  12. 12

    I hope I read that wrong and that they aren’t looking at his father or someone in his family as a suspect. If so then that makes this story even more tragic. Nothing (short of someone raping a child) is worth taking someones life for, there is always another option. These children will now grow up with the knowledge that their father was brutally murdered and for what? What could he have done that justified taking a father from his children? :prays: for those poor babies

  13. 13
    Druma_G says:

    I dunno what to make of all of this but these stories are not adding up…now his ex-wife is all of a sudden sayin 3 men with guns came lookin 4 him at her house days before he went missin but she didnt tell anybody until now…really??? word on the street is he was suppose 2 been gettin ready 2 go play ball overseas in Israel but he failed the drug test …streets also sayin he wasnt payin his wife any support like he was suppose to so she set him up hoping to get that big cash payday from insurance and stuff…not sure how true any of this is but its just not adding up that she all of a sudden just now rememberin some dudes with guns comin 2 look 4 him …. this is whack that a man’s life was taken 4 any reason

  14. 14
    MissGauzzz says:

    @druma… yeah that sounds real damm suspect! :\

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    tashabgood says:

    I agree with Druma_G…Why now the ex-wife coming out telling about the 3 men at her door. She should have told police that weeks ago after he went missing. Thats the father of your kids. You would think that would be the first thing she tells police. Now 3 days into the investigation shes telling that story. She needs to get an lawyer.

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    T.Y'z Cha Cha says:

    No, Sandra dont get me wrong I am very saddened and emphathetic.
    Death is sad but its also a time to rejoice…we have to believe he is in a better place.

  17. 17
    ardentphotog says:

    Barbershops are usually closed on Mondays…

  18. 18
    Druma_G says:

    good point @ ardent and the barber claimed 2 chopped his hair monday afternoon….but the 911 call came in early monday mornin????somebdy lyin

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