Reward increased in killing of former NBA player

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- State officials have added reward money to a fund designed to catch the killers of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

Wright's body was found in a field in Memphis in July 2010.

The reward fund for information leading to conviction is now $11,000 with the addition of $5,000 in state funds. The addition was announced Monday by Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong, Mayor AC Wharton and District Attorney Amy Weirich.

Police have had few leads in the case with less than 30 tips phoned to Crime Stoppers, according to WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/qhByMY).

Until Monday, the reward fund for tips on Wright's killing was $2,000 less than that for a missing pit bull dog named Kapone.


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