22-year-old Evon Young missing from Milwaukee since New Year's Day

MILWAUKEE -- A young rapper has been missing for almost a week, and his family is frantic. They have no idea where he is, and say his music may have made him a target.

Near his home near the intersection of 52nd and Custer, the image of 22-year-old Evon Young rests on trees. Young disappeared on January 1st.

On January 2nd, Young was supposed to see his mother, but Annette Perry says her son never made the visit. 

"My fear is that my baby won't come home," Perry said,

Perry says she called Young last Tuesday night around 10:30, and her last words spoken to him were "I love you."

Young's roommate reportedly heard a car pull up outside their home, and saw Young leave around 10:45 p.m. Young apparently left his jacket behind, suggesting he wouldn't be gone long. 

Young hasn't shown up for work and no one has been able to reach him since.

"I started calling back and it went straight to voicemail," Perry said.

Online, Young is easy to find. On YouTube, the rapper goes by the name "Yung LT." 

Young's mother says he's never run away before and has no known enemies, though his music could draw scorn or jealousy from others.

Now, Young's family is hoping someone is interested in talking about where Young is. 

"Please call the police station. The numbers are on the flyers. Hit us on Facebook. We've got all the types of ways to contact us. We're not hiding where we are," Perry said.

Young is described as 5'0" tall, weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Perkins work shirt, black pants and possibly a gray hoodie. He has a sleeve of tattoos on each arm saying "Lord's Advocate." 

A vigil is scheduled in Young's honor Tuesday, January 8th in the area of 52nd and Custer.

Milwaukee police are engaged in the search for Young. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Young should contact MPD Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7405.

CLICK HERE to view Evon Young's Facebook page.