Search resumes for body of murdered transgender rapper

CREATED Jan 28, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Police were to re-start their search for a 22-year-old transgender rapper who went missing on New Years' Day.

Milwaukee Police went to a landfill as they tried to find the body of Evon Young.

Police believe they found a chain, what they call a key piece of evidence.

They think the chain, which they discovered near North 84th Street and West Florist Avenue, may have been used to kill Young.

"I don't want to know what happened to my baby," explain a distraught Annette Perry.

Her grief over the murder of her child is so unbearable, she won't read the criminal complaint against the five men accused of the murder.

"I have nightmares, because I don't know. I just didn't want him to suffer. I didn't want him to have no pain."

Young, 22, was an aspiring rapper.

Police believe five men cut those aspirations short on New Years' Day evening by strangling, shooting and burning Young after an argument over a robbery.

They don't believe it was a hate crime.

"My son was a good person, and there's nothing that anyone can tell me that justifies what they did to him," said Perry.