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Lorenzen Wright's mother wants new group to examine murder

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The murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright remains unsolved two years after his death. The murder of NBA star Lorenzen Wright remains unsolved two years after his death.
Chopper 5 image from 2010: Authorities search for evidence shortly after Wright's body was found in a field in southeast Memphis. Chopper 5 image from 2010: Authorities search for evidence shortly after Wright's body was found in a field in southeast Memphis.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Lorenzen Wright was found murdered two years ago this month, but police tell the basketball star's mother the case hasn't gone cold. But Deborah Marion wants outside investigators to take a closer look at her son's murder mystery.

Marion is a mother still in mourning.

Wright's body was found in a southeast Memphis field two years ago this month. He had been shot multiple times.

"The first shot I hope took him out, because I just can't imagine him laying in that hot sun," Marion said.

Memphis investigators have never found his killer.

That's why Wright's mother wants fresh eyes to look at the case. She hopes the Vidocq Society, a Philadelphia-based group of retired investigators, can solve the mystery.

Bill Fliesher said his group, named after a famous French detective, works for free, but typically takes on cases at the request of law enforcement, not victims' family members.

"We need the police to let us look at the files, or at least give us first hand information on their investigation," he said.

Marion believes Memphis investigators are willing to work with them.

"I don't want them to work a miracle," she said. "I just want them to go over what they already have. There's probably stuff in some folder that the police already have that they don't even know they have."

As the two year anniversary of Wright's death approaches, his mother says time has not healed her wounds. If anything, her longing for justice for her first born son has only become stronger.

"He was my first and I'm not going to give up, never," she said.

A candlelight vigil in Wright's honor has been scheduled for July 14, at the FedEx Forum at 7:30 p.m

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