Recently released reports say a Virginia man got into a traffic crash Sunday afternoon on the Palmetto Expressway near Miami Lakes and inside the car boot troopers found a body of a hip-hop artist.
Brian Trotter, 25, disappeared from Triangle, Virginia on Oct. 17. Miami-Dade police detectives arrested the man Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains after Trotter’s body was found in his vehicle’s trunk.
As per the investigation, troopers towed the vehicle – a 2009 Silver Acura – to a nearby car park, but became suspicious after noticing buzzing flies and a rotting smell. Florida Highway Patrol team found the body “wrapped in a piece of fabric and in an advanced stage of decomposition”. An autopsy showed Trotter was fatally shot multiple times.
Trotter family and friends say he a former Virginia high-school athlete who was trying to forge a hip-hop career. Reports show he had been friends with Coltrain for more than a decade and he two played sports together and promoted their music.