2 brought into custody amid an investigation of 3 dead aspiring rappers found in Highland Park
FOX 2 (WJBK) – Police have confirmed the bodies were the three missing rap artists found in an abandoned apartment complex in Highland Park.
Sources tell FOX 2 – Friday morning, a man from Detroit was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee, concerning the murder of the three aspiring rappers. He is being held on a parole violation down there. Meanwhile, another man was brought into custody in the last week here in Detroit – for questioning in the case.
The families were worried the outcome of their missing loved ones would be tragic, but it was not the news they wanted.
“I'm not going to say I think, I know in my gut, my heart, he's done – as much as I love him and want him to be okay,” said Lorrie Kemp, Armani Kelly's mother.
A mother’s intuition sadly was right – Armani Kelly’s family learned Friday afternoon her son’s body was found alongside his friends, Dante Wicker and Montoya Givens.
Their frozen bodies were discovered under debris in an abandoned apartment basement in Highland Park infested with rats a day earlier.
“It looks like they were killed upstairs and then dumped in the basement,” said 1st Lt. Mike Shaw, Michigan State Police.
Michigan State Police spent all day Friday inside the McNichols and Rosa Parks apartment building, bringing out evidence that will help build a case against whoever killed them.
State police feel an investigation is ‘moving in the right direction in murders of 3 rappers.
The young men were last seen together on January 21st, on the way to a gig on Detroit’s East Side that was cancelled last minute.
“I think were are heading in the right direction. Naturally, anyone that should know anything can give us a call. We are more than happy to take tips,” Shaw said.
Warren police broke the case open last week – with the arrest and charges against a 15-year-old who owned Armani Kelly’s SUV. He’s been charged for that, and having burglary tools on him, remanded to custody.
That investigation – led Detroit Police to the murder scene Thursday, where the bodies were found.
Sources tell FOX 2 – Friday morning, a man was arrested in Knoxville. Meanwhile – another man was brought into custody in the last week here in Detroit – for questioning.
MSP detectives spent the better part of Friday removing evidence from the apartment building where the young men were found.