There are several updates from Milwaukee on the horrific and tragic case of Evon "Yung LT" Young. The 22-year-old transgender man was an emerging local rapper and songwriter. Young was tortured and killed on New Year's Day. Five men have been arrested and charged.
A vigil was held last night for Young, reports WISN.
The murder suspects' first court hearing will be tomorrow, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "[They] are scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing. All face counts of first-degree intentional homicide as parties to a crime."
Police believe that Young was killed as part of a brutal gang initiation. The suspects allegedly tossed Young's body in a dumpster as if he were common trash. Three weeks after the body was disposed, the very difficult search for Young's remains began on Monday at the Waste Management landfill site in Menomonee Falls, reports the Journal Sentinel. Today is Day Three.
According to the criminal complaint, some confessed that the victim's body was wrapped in a sheet, put in an apartment complex trash bin and set on fire. But by the time police knew this, the bin had been emptied, sometime around Jan. 8, Milwaukee police Lt. Kenneth Grams said.
The city emptied the bin and the contents were trucked to a transfer station at Industrial Drive, where Waste Management picked it up and deposited it at the company's sprawling landfill.
But the company's records allowed investigators to focus on one area of the landfill that was receiving waste at the time, Grams said, and so when the search began Monday it was focused on an area 200 feet by 200 feet - and 15 feet deep - of compacted trash.
Milwaukee's FOX 6 produced a thoughtful report on Young's murder and the painstaking search for remains. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...