Ross played with several NBA teams over a decade and most recently was playing overseas in France. Ross was found dead in Far Rockaway beach in New York.
The body of Quinton Ross, 32, was stuffed into a trash bag that was hidden in a patch of weeds midway between the water and the boardwalk at Beach 40th Street, cops said.
A law-enforcement source said he had been reported missing to the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica, Queens, on Thursday.
Ross’ aunt says individuals have been hounding him for money over the last couple of weeks.
“People have been calling for Quinton asking about a car or getting some money, but I tell them he doesn’t live here,” Stachia Jacobs of Far Rockaway said near the crime scene.
“Why did they bury him? What could he have done? Those bastards!” she wailed.
They were able to track his body by using his cell phone signal as a guide. Thoughts and prayers going out to his friends and family. Ross was 32 years old.
UPDATE: Initial reports that body found in the Rockaways is former Nets basketball player Quinton Ross are incorrect http://t.co/B0bYrilviz
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