Lorenzen Wright reward back up to $21,000

By: Zach Crenshaw

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Lorenzen Wright murder weapon may have been found, but the case still remains unsolved.

Now $25,000 is back on the table for whoever can help solve the cold case.

The reward was first announced back in 2011, just months after the murder. But after 5 years, the entire reward had to be renewed. 

And today, the state announced it is putting its $10,000 commitment back on the table.

Here’s the breakdown of where Crimestoppers told FOX13 the money will come from. The City of Memphis put up $5,000. The Memphis Grizzlies added another $5,000.

The state of Tennessee said they would donate $5,000 and match another organization’s $5,000, which the Grizzlies put up.

Crimestoppers has its normal $1,000 homicide reward. In total, $21,000 will be given to anyone who can help police catch the killers.

After the gun was found last week two new Crimestoppers’ calls came within 24 hours. So far though, those calls have not lead to any arrests, and none have come in since.

The only other reward that comes close to Wright’s is little Laylah Washington, who has more than a $20,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

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Right now no additional reward money has been added to the death of Richard Jordan, the 10-year-old boy who was shot in the backseat of a car in Orange Mound.

Crimestoppers Director Buddy Chapman told FOX13 if that case remains unsolved he expects that to change. 

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