MPD to begin massive search in landfill for body of Evon Young

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police on Monday, January 28th will launch a massive search effort to locate the body of Evon Young.

Police say 22-year-old Young was beaten and killed nearly four weeks ago. 

Police found a cast iron link chain in a field, which they believe was used to strangle the victim. 

Now, police are getting ready to search a landfill where they hope to find Young's body.

Five men, including Young's roommate are accused of murdering the young rapper.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, the five defendants were at Young's home when his roommate accused Young of stealing. Investigators say the defendants took Young to the basement, put a bag over his head, beat him with tools and took turns strangling him with a chain before ending his life with three gunshots.

Though Milwaukee police have put most of the narrative of Young's death together, they're missing one thing: his body.

"The Milwaukee Police Department will be utilizing some very large equipment with personnel to try and remove garbage," MPD Lt. Kenneth Grams said.

Police believe Young is buried in a Milwaukee-area landfill. Police haven't said specifically which landfill they will be searching Monday, however, they do plan to deploy cadaver dogs.

Meanwhile, Young's mother and those in the music business that knew Young say he had a bright future ahead of him.

"There's nothing you could tell me that would make this right. I just want to remember how he lived," Young's mother, Annette Perry said.

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