This story is horrific and heartbreaking on so many levels. Five men in Milwaukee have been arrested and are charged in connection with the gruesome murder of Evon "Yung LT" Young on New Year's Day. The suspects allegedly tossed the trans man's body in a dumpster as if he were common trash ... and three weeks later "authorities are [still] searching a landfill" for the remains, reports FOX 6.
The 22-year-old transgender man was an emerging local rapper and songwriter. A music video dropped for his track "Room Full" only two months ago. Ironically, one of the murder suspects can be seen standing next to Young in the video. Watch FOX 6's news report and the music video WHEN YOU JUMP ...
Police believe that Young was killed as part of a brutal gang initiation, reports the WisconsinGazette.com. Warning: The details are quite graphic.
The Milwaukee District Attorney’s office has charged all five with first-degree intentional homicide. According to the complaint, Young and [roommate Billy R. Griffin] were home when the door bell rang. ... The [four] men entered and went into the kitchen, where an argument ensued.
Griffin allegedly told police that the men began to punch Young and said the victim could not be trusted. Young then was led to the basement, where the attackers choked Young with a chain. Then they placed a plastic bag over his head, rendering Young unconscious. The assailants beat and shot Young, possibly as many as three times. Mcalister allegedly fired the weapon.
Authorities allege the basement was cleaned with beach. Evidence collected in the crime includes DNA, blood, burned clothing and a chain.
It was the wife of one of the suspect's who lead police to her husband. Victor Stewart's "wife told police said she filed the stolen car complaint because Stewart didn't return her car until 6 a.m. Jan. 2, and it smelled like bleach. She said she found a bottle of bleach in the trunk," reports WISN