A young rapper has been missing for almost a week, and his family is frantic. They have no idea where he is, and say his music may have made him a target.
Near his home near the intersection of 52nd and Custer, the image of 22-year-old Evon Young rests on trees. Young disappeared on January 1st.
Young’s family has been covering the neighborhood where he went missing with posters for six days.
On January 2nd, Young was supposed to see his mother, but Annette Perry says her son never made the visit.
“My fear is that my baby won’t come home,” Perry said.
Perry says her first feeling that something was wrong came when Young didn’t show up for work January 2nd. She tells us Evon wasn’t the kind of person that would just disappear.
The family held a vigil for Young at 52nd and Custer on Tuesday night.
Perry says she called Young last Tuesday night around 10:30, and her last words spoken to him were “I love you.”
Young’s roommate reportedly heard a car pull up outside their home, and saw Young leave around 10:45 p.m. Young apparently left his jacket behind, suggesting he wouldn’t be gone long.
Young hasn’t shown up for work and no one has been able to reach him since.
“I started calling back and it went straight to voicemail,” Perry said.
Young has made a name for himself in Milwaukee’s rap scene. Just when the rapper’s career seemed to be taking off, he goes missing.
Online, Young is easy to find. On YouTube, the rapper goes by the name “Yung LT.”
Young’s mother says he’s never run away before and has no known enemies, though his music could draw scorn or jealousy from others.
Now, Young’s family is hoping someone is interested in talking about where Young is.
“Please call the police station. The numbers are on the flyers. Hit us on Facebook. We’ve got all the types of ways to contact us. We’re not hiding where we are,” Perry said.
Young is described as 5’0″ tall, weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Perkins work shirt, black pants and possibly a gray hoodie. He has a sleeve of tattoos on each arm saying “Lord’s Advocate.”
A vigil is scheduled in Young’s honor Tuesday, January 8th in the area of 52nd and Custer.
Milwaukee police are engaged in the search for Young. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Young should contact MPD Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7405.–This story was compiled using information from local television news outlets Channels 58 adn Fox 6 contributed
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