When the killing happened in 2010, Wright's body was found days after his death and his body was so decomposed it was unable to be determined how many times the man was shot, however, multiple casings were found from different caliber weapons.
Wright, a 6-foot-11 Memphis native, University of Memphis standout and 13-year professional player, was last heard from on July 19, 2010, during a 911 call to a dispatcher in Germantown, Tenn., shortly after midnight. He visited Memphis in 2010 and according to his ex-wife, he left his home on the evening of July 18 with drugs and an unspecified amount of cash as he got into a auto with an unidentified individual. He was 34 at the time of his disappearance. He averaged 8 points per game and more than 6 rebounds per game during his career. According to an affidavit, Sherra Wright told police she saw him leave her home carrying money and a box of drugs.