A missing rapper has been found dead in the boot of a car after a traffic crash.
Police stopped to help a man who had crashed his car in Miami on Sunday (local time) when they smelled a foul odour coming from the back, according to the Miami Herald.
Inside, officers say they found the body of rising musician Brian Trotter, otherwise known as ‘Ken won’t stop’.
Mr Trotter, 25, disappeared from Virginia on October 17.
His family became concerned after they couldn’t reach him and saw troubling social media posts, according to Fox 5 DC.
Trotter’s friend, Robert Coltrain, 25, has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains, according to Miami Herald.
After the car accident, Coltrain’s silver Acura was towed to a nearby parking lot.
Police became suspicious of Coltrain when he asked to remove something from the car and took out a gun case, according to the publication.
Miami-Dade Detective Omar Manresa said in a report that officers smelled the bad odour and saw flies buzzing around the boot.
Trotter’s body was found “wrapped in a piece of fabric and in an advanced stage of decomposition,” the report states.
It is believed the rapper had been shot.
The 25-year-olds had been friends for more than ten years and had played sports and music together.
Coltrain picked Trotter up from the home he shares with his dad in Virginia on October 17.
“I heard a knock on the door. It was Rob. He was very reluctant to talk to me. I noticed he was acting really strange,” Trotter’s father, who is also named Brian Trotter, told the Miami Herald.
“Usually, Rob comes in the house. This time, he was real distant and nervous and antsy.”
The elder Trotter said the friends were going to take photos to promote their music.
The rapper’s family posted a statement to Facebook after learning of his death.
“It is with heavy hearts that we tell you all that Brian was found deceased. We are grateful for your love and support over the last 9 days,” they said.
“Your concern for Brian has lifted us up and is a testament to the light he shined on every one who knew him.
“In the coming days we ask for your thoughts and prayers and for privacy as we grieve, and as the police thoroughly investigate Brian’s death.”
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