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Did a Grindr hookup murder former NY Knickers player Michael Wright?

The NYPD strongly suspects that Michael Wright, a former player for the New York Knicks, may have been killed by someone he met on Grindr.

According to the NY Daily News:

On Tuesday, an NYPD cruiser equipped with a license plate reader found Wright’s SUV on E. 16th St. near Ave. I, officials said. Wright was found lying on the back seat, dead from a skull fracture, police sources said.

The vehicle had been sitting on the street since Sunday, neighbors told police.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that he was killed by someone he met on a gay dating app, Grinder, police sources said.

He was reported missing on Sunday by his roommates.

DNA Info reports:

Police initially believed Wright had committed suicide because a plastic bag was found partially covering his head, sources said. But detectives have determined that he had a severe head wound that likely came from a blow to his head, sources said…

Wright, who lived in New Jersey, had friends in Brooklyn, sources said. Investigators were trying to speak with them as well as tracking his final movements and cellphone calls, sources said. Detectives are also investigating whether he was killed by someone he met on a gay dating app, which was open in his phone, sources said.

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