TRENTON, N.J. — Police were investigating the death Sunday morning of the estranged wife of professional basketball player Darryl Dawkins.
Trenton police said Kelly Barnes Dawkins, 28, died between midnight Saturday and 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Mrs. Dawkins, whose family lives in Trenton, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:26 p.m. Sunday at Mercer Medical Center.
Dawkins, who was traded by the New Jersey Nets to the Utah Jazz on Oct. 8, was in Salt Lake City, where the team had two days off after completing its exhibition schedule, according to a Jazz spokesman.
Bill Kreifeldt said Dawkins had been informed of the death and was remaining in his hotel room. Kreifeldt said he believed that the 6-11, 270-pound center planned to fly to New Jersey today.