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Authorities search landfill for body of slain Milwaukee rapper

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MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Police and others are combing through tons of garbage at a landfill in Menomonee Falls, looking for the body of a Milwaukee rap singer last seen alive on January 2nd.

Five men have been charged in the death of 22-year-old Emily Young at a home on Milwaukee’s north side.

Prosecutors quoted some of the defendants as saying the victim’s body was wrapped in a sheet, and was set afire in a trash bin. But police didn’t know it until after the garbage was emptied and sent to Waste Management’s landfill almost a week after Young’s disappearance.

Equipment operators and search dogs joined police officers as they started looking in the trash Monday, focusing on an area which received garbage most recently. The area is 200 feet long, 200 feet wide, and 15 feet deep.

Young was identified by police as a male named Evon Young, but prosecutors said she was biologically a female. The rap artist went by the name Yung L.T.

All five defendants are due back in court on Thursday, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order trials on charges of first-degree intentional homicide. 

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