3 Michigan rappers have been missing for 10 days since their scheduled performance was canceled, Detroit police say
Multiple Michigan agencies are investigating what happened to three local rappers who went missing 10 days ago after a club performance was canceled, Detroit police said Monday.
Armani Kelly, 28, Dante Wicker, 31, and Montoya Givens, 31, who are all associates, were scheduled to perform at a Detroit club on Jan. 21, according to Major Crimes Commander Michael McGinnis.
“We understand the performance was canceled, and from there we just have a lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to figure out,” McGinnis said. All of their phones “stopped having activity” in the early morning hours of Jan. 22, McGinnis added.
“The mother of one of the victims, the next day, made a report of the missing person. This mother became very proactive in the investigation and began looking for her vehicle through OnStar,” McGinnis said.
The mother found the car in Warren, Michigan, McGinnis said, where authorities recovered the car on January 23. On Jan. 27, reports of Kelly’s disappearance spread through the media, McGinnis said.
“Once that happens, other family members of the other missing realize it’s a friend of their loved ones and they haven’t seen them either, so they’re all both missing,” McGinnis said.
“We want to find them and bring them home to their loved ones,” he said. “Really think about the families of the victims in this case, they don’t have answers. They don’t know where their loved one is.
“We need help,” McGinnis said. “If anyone knows anything, we ask please call and share that information with us.”
Kelly’s mother, Lorrie Kemp, told CNN affiliate WXYZ that she posted flyers all around Lansing, where Kelly grew up, in an effort to find her son.
“I don’t want to be on ‘Dateline’ in 20 years to find his body,” she said.