Bodies of 3 Missing Michigan Rappers May Have Been Found

Aspiring rappers haven't been seen since leaving for a show nearly 2 weeks ago
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2023 11:50 AM CST
Updated Feb 3, 2023 12:18 AM CST
Disappearance of 3 Aspiring Rappers Baffles in Detroit
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UPDATE Feb 3, 2023 12:18 AM CST

The three missing Michigan rappers who vanished just before performing a show may have been found dead. Three bodies were found at a vacant apartment complex in Highland Park on Thursday afternoon, and while police are still investigating, the remains are believed to be those of Armani Kelly, 38, Montoya Givens, 31, and Dante Wicker, 31, Fox 2 reports. "Forensic Scientists from the MSP Lab are currently making their way into the building and are beginning to gather evidence," the Michigan State Police tweeted. "The building is in very poor condition and rat (infested) which is slowing progress." Per the AP, MSP added, "Please remember all victims have families, and we don’t have the luxury of guessing on their identity and then retracting if we didn’t get it right."

Jan 31, 2023 11:50 AM CST

Three Michigan men who set out to perform at a rap show in Detroit on Jan. 21 haven't been seen since. The disappearance of Armani Kelly, 38, Montoya Givens, 31, and Dante Wicker, 31, has stumped police so far, reports the Detroit News. All three are described as aspiring rappers who were scheduled to perform at a birthday show that night, per FOX 2 Detroit. Kelly reportedly picked up the other two men, and police say a family member of one of the men believes they made it to the club. However, the trail ends there.

"It's our understanding that the performance got canceled, and from there we just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we're trying to find answers for," Detroit Police Cmdr. Michael McGinnis tells the News. "The fact that the three of them are missing together is very concerning and very alarming for us," he adds to the TV station. Phone records suggest the phones of all three men went inactive the weekend they disappeared. "As much as I love him, and I want him to be OK, I just want to take him home so we can lay him down to rest," says Kelly's mother, Lorrie Kemp. (More missing persons stories.)

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